Neha Pendse

NPDA Founder & Artistic Director


Neha Pendse has been teaching and conducting workshops for a large pool of students more then 150 from  Aaradhta academy of Kathak Dance (AAKD) which transformed into Neha Pendse Dance Academy(NPDA) for more then 13 years in USA.
Her efforts and dedication has helped AAKD now NPDA in expanding it to India and Singapore from past year through online learning platform.

She has done masters in Kathak dance from DAVV university  Indore and holds a gold medal in the same.

She has received a junior CCRT scholarship and has represented her university in state (gold medal),zonal (gold medal )and National level (bronze medal ). She has been invited to meet then president Mrs Partibha Patil for her contribution in Kathak  university and received word of appreciation .

Disciple of

  • Late Mrs Savita Godbole ( disciple guru Lacchhu maharajji)
  • Dr Suchitra Harmalkar – ( leading exponent raigarh gharana)
  • Currently learning with Padmashree guru Shobana narayanji

Some of her major performances 

  • Guru lacchu maharaj smriti din, Sewa International charity gala.
  • Brihan maharashtra mandal global summit Philadelphia.
  • Paryavaran mahotsav in honor of then MP governer Balram Jakhad.
  • Malhar utsav, Houston maharashtra mandal.
  • Dikshant samaroh DAVV University.
  • Guru vayurappan temple.
  • Childrens festival by downtown library.