Surupa Sen (Class of 2010)
Surupa Sen is an Odissi dancer and choreographer who has lived and worked in Nrityagram, a dance village situated in the rural areas of Karnataka, India. Surupa began her Odissi training 20 years ago with the architect of Odissi, Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra. She also learned Odissi with Guru Protima Gauri, Guru Ratikant Mahapatra and Guru Bichitranandan Swain.
She has choreographed seven full-length ensemble shows, two full-length duet shows, one full-length solo show, and several dance pieces that have stunned audiences worldwide. She received the Raza Foundation Award in 2006, the Yagnaraman Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in 2008, the Nritya Choodamani from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in 2011, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Odissi Dance in 2018.