About Academy

Nupur Folk Dance Academy was established in September 1999 by Nirmal Gosavi and has since been one of the leading folk dance institutes in the Bay Area, California. The Academy works to preserve and present folk dance traditions of India. India is a large country with a very rich culture and tradition, which varies from state to state. Many of these traditions are embodied by unique folk dances where joy is freely expressed with rhythm and spontaneity.

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About Director

Nirmal Gosavi

The Artistic Director, Nirmal Gosavi started learning dance at the age of eight in Mumbai, India.She has learnt Bharatnatyam and has also completed formal training in folk dance under the guidance of Guru Ramesh Purav, and Guru Acharya Parvati Kumar. Over the years, Nirmal has performed in several productions including TV shows and professional stage shows. One of her popular characters is "Durga" and "Gauri", which were the lead roles in the Marathi dance drama "Durga Jhali Gauri". This production has been the most popular Marathi musical dance drama on the stage for past 25 years and has been running successfully even today.

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