Arupa is a rising star in the field of Odissi dance. Having trained at ODA for the past nine years under the guidance of Madhusmita Mohanty, Arupa began performing professionally at a young age, joining the prestigious Nrityagram troup in Bangalore for their U.S. tour at the age of 17. Arupa has received a number of awards and honors including the prestigious Sanjukta Panigrahi Scholarship in 2002 and the Senior National Scholarship from Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Arupa is continuing her training as a group and solo artist, joining senior dancers at ODA in prestigious performances all over the globe. Recently she has participated in the 14th International Festival of Dance & Music, Thailand, Festival of “Days of India in Germany” and also performed in Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar to give cultural performances in connection with the Asian Car Rally sponsored by ICCR.