Apprentices

Maithili Shinde has studied under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi for the past 4 years and has attended workshops with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Ms. Saswati Sen. Rubaiyat was her first KDT production.

Aanchal Sahni has been learning Kathak dance under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi since 2007 and has attended master classes with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen. Rubaiyat was her first KDT production.

Anisha Sharma has been learning Kathak dance from Rita Mustaphi since 2009 and attended Kathak workshops with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen. Rubaiyat was her first KDT production.

Sharika KK has studied Bharatnatyam under Smt. Kamala Bhat for 13 years. She has been learning Kathak from Rita Mustaphi since 2013. She has also attended workshop with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Smt. Saswati Sen. Rubaiyat was her first KDT production.

Neha Rokkam has been learning Kathak dance under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi since 2013 and has attended master classes with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen. 

Saniya Shah has been learning Kathak dance under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi for 9 years and has attended master classes with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen.

Madhulika Srikanth has studied Kathak from Upasana Tiwari and Manjiri Mahajani in India and has attended summer workshops by Pt. Birju Maharaj and Ms. Saswati Sen in Mumbai. She moved to Minneapolis in 2015 and has been learning under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi since then.

Sonya Garg has been learning Kathak dance under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi since 2002. She started dance with KDT when she was 5 years old and has attended master classes with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen.

Kamala Nair has been learning Kathak dance under the guidance of Rita Mustaphi since 2006 and has attended master classes with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen.