She // Her // Hers
[ID: A woman with long brown hair smiles against a leafy green backdrop. She wears an orange dress, a delicate necklace, and a small diamond-stud nose piercing.]
Portrait photo by Kamala Venkatesh.
Los Angeles, CA
2024 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by Ford Foundation.
A second-generation Indian and American artist, Mythili Prakash is trained by her mother and teacher dance expert Viji Prakash and currently mentored by Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai and dancer/choreographer Akram Khan.
Prakash 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), and Esplanade Theatres (Singapore), to name a few.
She is the recipient of the Creation to Performance Grant from the Irvine Foundation, the Artistic Innovation Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the National Dance Project Touring Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts for her work She’s Auspicious which previewed at the Reflektor Festival at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
Nominated by Akram Khan as “Choreographer of the Future” for Dance Umbrella, Prakash premiered her solo work HERE and NOW at their 2019 Festival. She toured in Akram Khan Company’s Outwitting the Devil. Prakash’s work AR|DHA was commissioned and presented by Jacob’s Pillow, featured in America(na) to Me at the Festival at the Pillow in 2022. She is a participant of the Sky Art’s Artists Development Programme in collaboration with Akram Khan Company, in support of her current work One|All, which premiered at the Festival of Motion in Doha, Qatar, commissioned by the Qatar Museum and Gestures Productions surrounding the World Cup. Prakash also worked with director Ang Lee in his award-winning film Life of Pi, as a choreography assistant and in the role of Pi’s wife.