Mruga Vora, is brought up by parents active in the field of performing arts for the last 4 decades. Her Father, Shree Paresh Vora, is trained in Folk dance under Sudarshan Dheer, late Shree Yogendra desai and late Sachin Shankar to name a few and her mother, Smt. Smruti Vora, is trained in Kathak under late Su.Shree Madhurita Sarang and late Smt. Rohini Bhate.
Mruga got her initial training of Kathak from her mother and Guru Smt. Smruti Vora at Noopur Nritya Academy, Surat and subsequelty obtained 'Visharad' from Akhil Bhartiya Ghandharva Mahavidhlaya Mandal, Mumbai in 2002. Being the lead dancer at Noopur Nritya Academy, she has performed in many ballets produced by the academy. After getting trained for over 16 years from her mother, she is at present under keen training of Guru Shree Munnalal Shukla. With the wide knowledge extended by Guruji, she has now emerged as a graceful Kathak solo performer.
Apart from learning Kathak, she has also been exposed to other dance forms. The quest for discovering the very source of movement led her to peruse contemporary dance. She was awarded a full-time scholarship in contemporary dance by the Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust in 2010 for one and a half years and has obtained a Diploma in Dance. Her aim is to strive to bring the Best of Kathak and Contemporary into harmony!
She took up teaching at Noopur Nritya Academy from 2008 onwards and since then is helping the young minds to incline towards dance and preserve the Indian dance traditions.
Obtained 1st class in Kathak Visharad exam conducted by Akhil Bhartiya Ghandarva MahaVidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai - 2002
Obtained Distinction with 80% marks in 'Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design' Final Year conducted by the Technical Examinations Board, Gujarat State, Ghandhinagar - 2007
Gujarat State Champion in Kathak declared by the State Govt - 2009
Represented the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University at the Silver Jubilee West Zone Youth Festival organised by the AIU - Association of Indian Universities, Mumbai - 2009
'University champion' title winner in Kathak for consecutive two years (2009 and 2010) at the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
Recipient of a full time Diploma in Dance Scholarship awarded by the Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust, Mumbai from 2010-2012
Awarded the Nalanda NRITYA NIPUN award 2013
Major Solo Performances
Gujarati Motion Pictures Award Ceremony organised by Govt. of Gujarat 2005
Kal ke kalaakar - Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Natak Academy 2005
Silver Jubilee Year Celebration of Noopur Nritya Academy - Surat 2006
Nimapara Dance Festival - Orissa 2007
Lecture Demonstration and performance on Kathak - Chamber of Commerce 2009
5th year Celebration of the Noopur Center for Performing Arts - Surat 2010
Graduation Performance (Contemporary) at the Terence Lewis Academy - Mumbai 2012
Nalanda Nrityotsava - Mumbai 2013