Aruna Mohanty






Initiated into by Gurus Srinath Raut and Govind Chandra Pal, Aruna Mohanty was grommed as a dancer by Guru Gangudhar Pradhan. She also received guidance from Guru Pankaj Charan Das, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Srimati Sanjukta Panigrahi. She was a recipient of National Scholarship for Dance.

Since her debut in 1975, Shrimati Aruna Mohanty has performed extensiveli establishing herself as a leading representative of her Guru. She has featured Akademi's festival of young dancers in 1985, the Khajuraho Festival and the Konark Festival apart from giving numerous performances for Orita association in different parts of the country.

Shrimati Aruna Mohanty has been honoured by the Utkal University for dance and has received the Mahari Award in 1997 from Guru Pankaj Charan Odissi Reserach Foundation, Bhubaneswar. Apart from performing the dance, she is actively involved in the work of teaching and production at the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar.