Mythili Prakash


A second generation Indian and American artist, Mythili is trained by her mother and teacher dance exponent Viji Prakash and currently mentored Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai and choreographer Akram Khan.

Mythili has toured her own solo productions in the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, India, Singapore, the United States and Mexico, performing at venues such as Sadler’s Wells (London), Music Academy (India), Jacob’s Pillow (USA), Esplanade Theatres (Singapore), to name a few. She is the recipient of the Creation to Performance Grant (Irvine Foundation), the Artistic innovation Grant (Center for Cultural Innovation), and the National Dance Project touring Grant (NEFA) for her work She’s Auspicious which previewed at the Reflektor Festival (Elbphilarmonie, Hamburg).

Nominated by Akram Khan as Choreographer of the Future for Dance Umbrella’s (UK), Mythili premiered her solo work HERE and NOW at their 2019 Festival. She toured as a principal dancer in Akram Khan Company’s Outwitting the Devil. 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 a recipient of the Sky Art’s Artists Development program in collaboration with Akram Khan Company, in support of her work One|All, which premiered at the Festival of Motion in Doha, Qatar, commissioned by Qatar Museum and Gestures Productions, surrounding the World Cup. Mythili also 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.

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