Prithika Sen, hailing from Houston, Texas, has trained in Odissi from early childhood. She is currently a disciple of Smt. Aparupa Chatterjee. She has also trained at Durga Bari’s Kala Bhavan in Houston for several years. Prithika completed her Odissi Manchravesh in 2017 and is currently a repertory in the Odissi Dance Company. Odissi has influenced many aspects of her life, including her religion, culture, social interactions, physical endurance, and emotional strength. Learning and extensively performing Odissi has expanded her knowledge of Indian culture, history, and religion. Prithika has performed in multiple Odissi festivals at the Kala Bhavan School of visual and performing arts, Kalaangan School of Odissi, North American Odissi convention, Kelucharan Guna Keertanam, NABC (North American Bengali Conference) in Houston, New York, and California. Prithika is a member of the Village High School dance team, where she enjoys learning Western dance forms such as modern dance and hip-hop. She is also a second-degree black belt in karate and has successfully incorporated her dance training into choreographing free-style Japanese “katas” at the Tupper Martial Arts Academy.