Nayantara Parpia is a young and upcoming Kathak dancer with a vibrant and energetic stage presence that leaves a striking impression on her audiences. Nayantara has trained in the Lucknow gharana of Kathak since the age of 7, under the tutelage of renowned Kathak exponent, Smt. Yogini Gandhi, at her institute ‘Kalanidhi’ in Pune. Since 2015, she has been travelling regularly to New Delhi to seek the guidance of the legendary maestro, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj. She has regularly attended workshops conducted by stalwarts such as Prerana Shrimali, Aditi Mangaldas, Smt. Sitara Devi, Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, Smt. Geetanjali Lal, Pt. Rajendra Gangani, Smt. Shama Bhate, Dr. Kanak Rele, Smt. Mandakini Trivedi and Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao.