Aradhana Yoganand, embarked upon her journey in Indian Classical Dance at the age of 7 with Bharatnatyam. After successfully completing her first level examination in Bharatnatyam conducted by Gandharva Mahavidyalay Sanchalit, Ahmedabad, India in 1998, she resumed classical dance with Odissi at the age of 11 with Shringar Odissi Nrityalaya under the guidance of Guru Smt. Aleena Acharya, student of late Padmashree Guru Kelucharam Mohapatra.Aradhana completed her Manchapravesh at the age of 18 and holds several performances to her credit both in India and the United States. Her most noted performances were given at Madhurai Meenakshi Temple, ISKCON Bhakt kalakshetra, Mumbai. Media Seminar retreat held at Bhramhakumari head quarters, Mt. Abu, reality television series- Dance India Dance, Mumbai, temples and festivals in New York, Texas and Florida. As a member of National Center Performing Arts in Mumbai, Aradhana has attended workshops conducted by Smt Sujata Mohapatra and collaborated with various artists such as Sanatan Chankravarty (student of Jhelum Paranjape), growing her network and presence within this niche form of Art.
Currently Aradhana, under the tutelage of Guru Smt. Dr. Aparupa Chatterjee is the newest member of the Odissi Dance Company Repertory. Under Mrs. Chatterjee’s guidance, Aradhana continues to learn and perform the works of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Ratikant Mohapatra, and Guru Smt. Aparupa Chaterjee.
Aradhana, a certified Regulatory Affairs professional also holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and is extensively involved in the Image-Guided Surgery Applications.