Preeti Gupta


Preeti trained in Kathak for four years, while she was in India. After coming to the Bay Area, she joined the Mona Khan Company and has been a part of the Advanced class since 2014. She went on to become an assistant instructor in January 2016 and a primary instructor later that year.


She teaches to inspire, to connect, to communicate, to share her knowledge, and to express her joy for dancing. She loves to see her students have fun and learn new styles and steps in that process. When she dances she feels free doing what she loves. Her idea of dance resonates with Merce Cunnighman’s words that “it gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”


Outside the studio, Preeti can be found working in a software company, spending time with her daughter, painting and sketching. She loves to be outdoors and go biking with her family. -