A second generation Indian and American artist, Mythili is one of the most celebrated and respected young Bharatanatyam dancer / choreographers today. Her unique repertoire is an embodiment of narratives of the many worlds that shape her.
Raised in Los Angeles, she trained with her mother and teacher dance exponent Viji Prakash, and is currently mentored by iconic Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai. Mythili began her performing career with her solo debut in India at the age of eight and has since performed extensively in prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world. Mythili has toured her own solo productions in the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, India, Singapore, the United States and Mexico. She is recipient of numerous accolades from premiere institutions of Dance and Music in India.
Her collaborations span a breadth of artists including Sitar player Anoushka Shankar, India-based Director/ playwright Gowri Ramnarayan, and her brother/vocalist Aditya Prakash. She worked with director Ang Lee, as a choreography assistant and played the role of Pi’s wife in his award-winning film Life of Pi. Nominated by Akram Khan as Choreographer of the Future for Dance Umbrella’s Four by Four commissions, Mythili premiered her solo work HERE and NOW at their 2019 Festival.
From 2019 – 2022, she toured with AKC production Outwitting the Devil.
She is a recipient of the National Dance Project touring Grant for her work She’s Auspicious, which previewed in November 2021 at the Reflektor Festival curated by Anoushka Shankar at the Elbphilharmonie, in Hamburg Germany. Mythili’s work AR|DHA was commissioned and presented by Jacob’s Pillow, featured in the America(na)- I am festival at the Pillow in June 2022.
She is also a recipient of the Sky Art’s Artists Development programme – a partnership with Akram Khan Company which has supported the development of her work One|All.