IMG_0611Smt. Prachi Dixit is a Kathak dancer and teacher trained in the Jaipur gharana and runs her institute in Los Angeles, Nupur Academy LA. Her credits go to her first guru, the Late Shri Kanhaiya Lal Koser and currently is a disciple of Smt. Shobha Koser. Khalil Alashar is a disciple of Smt. Prachi Dixit who has demonstrated his natural gift for the Indian Class ical Arts. From Bahrain, his dedication has allowed him to progress tremendously to perform professionally and teach classes and workshops. Smt. Prachi Dixit and Khalil together have combined the beauties of both Jaipur and Lucknow gharanas creating a gorg eous blend of strong footwork and spins of Jaipur gharana along with the soft bends and movements of Lucknow gharana. Both Guru and shishya have been invited to perform in India since 2010 by prestigious artists and organizations such as Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya, Bharat Bhavan of Bhopal, Swaranjali of New Delhi, and many other organizations that have realized the talent, enthusiasm, charisma, and passion both Guru and shishya carry towards their love for Kathak. Smt. Prachi Dixit and Khalil Alashar recently finished their fourth performance tour in India where they were awarded the International NRITYA RATNA Award and the International NRITYA SHIROMANI Award , respectively, at the 7th Cuttack Mahotsav in Orissa, India.