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Pragati Chaudhary is 16 years old and currently a junior at Herricks High School. She started receiving her dance training in Bollywood songs from Guru Smt. Varsha Poddar at a young age along with Tarang Jain. Pragati was first exposed to Kathak in India, when she was visiting her family; her mother put her in a Kathak camp. She started her official Kathak training from Guru Smt. Jamuna Mitcham at the age of eight. She just recently had her Kathak Recital. Through Shraddhanjali Dance Academy, Pragati has also performed many times around New York.
Mahaveer Jayanti and the IDCA Diwali Function are also some of her other stage performances.
Aside from Kathak, Pragati is on her school’s Varsity Swim Team and Dance Theater Club. She excels in using the Abacus as well as mental arithmetic. She enjoys volunteering at her community, spending time with her beloved siblings, Prerna and Prerit, swimming, arts and crafts, playing chess, ice skating, cooking, and other recreational activities. Pragati is also taking honors and advanced placement courses in her school. In the future, Pragati hopes to continue Kathak for the rest of her life.