Performer, Choreographer and Founder of Nupoor Art Academy and Arts In Motion, Mamta Patel acquired a keen interest in dancing, painting, and drama at very young age. She has studied Kalakshetra style Bharat Nataym from ABGMVM University, India. She has completed her Vishrad and was awarded Rangnath Dattatrey Bendre Award for The Alankar, by Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishnu Mohan Bhatt, also with his excellence, the Jaipur king Raja Bhavani Singhji. Mrs. Mamta Patel has 25 years of experience in Bharat Natyam and has been teaching from 1999. Having choreographed many classical, semi classical, folk dances that have won her several awards. She currently holds Bharat Natyam classes at various locations throughout Connecticut, including Middletown, Glastonbury, Woodbridge, and North Haven.
Her interest in drama, has given her opportunity to perform along with Mrs. Jaya Bachhan and movie director Ramesh Talwar for a play “Maa Retire Hoti Hai.” Mamta also runs enterrainment franchise called pretty in paint for paint parties on location. Mamta has been a part of India Association of Greater Hartford (IAOGH) and Gujarati Association of Connecticut (GAOCT) committees for many years and has held executive positions. She is presently serving as President in GAOCT.
Bharatnatyam dancer, educator
North Haven, CT