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Artist Biography


Mission & Vision:

Inspired and driven by the ways in which movement, emotion and story intersect and collide in both revealing and unexpected ways, Mita Ghosal’s award winning choreography utilizes tools from Contemporary Dance, Yoga, Theatre, Imagery and her Ancestors to guide her in artistic craft.

Her choreography and performance work recovers erased and silenced narratives on a wide array of subjects including her South Asian Ancestry, Grief, and our current Healthcare Crisis.

Currently she is developing a new evening length work entitled Lost on a Loom set to premiere at KST's Alloy Studios in May 2024. Lost on a Loom explores Lost South Asian Histories through the lens of Indian Textiles and Fabrics.



Her work has been presented by many professional venues in New York City including The Asian American Writer’s Workshop, Mulberry Street Theatre, New York Film Institute, the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and the New York International Fringe Festival. In Los Angeles her work has been presented through REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Highways Performance Space, the 18th Street Arts Complex, the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Barnsdall Arts Park, Studio A Dance and the David Henry Hwang Theatre.

Since moving back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, she has presented her original style of choreography at the Wood Street Galleries, the NewMoves Contemporary Dance Festival the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, City of Asylum, the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Carnegie Museum, the August Wilson Center and KST's Freshworks Artist Residency Program.

Her collaborative dance/storytelling/photography film with Photo Artist Sue Abramson Of Lungs and Leaves won for Best Director in the 2021 Pittsburgh Virtual Fringe Festival. Her digital work Selected Fabrics won for Best Local Show and Best Movement Artist in the 2022 Pittsburgh Virtual Fringe Festival.

In Februrary 2024, Mita's choreography was a first place winner in the category of Performance Art as part of the Carnegie Library, the Carnegie Museum and the University of Pittsburgh's joint initiative; Envisioning a Just Pittsburgh, a call for diverse art. As part of this honor, she is a part of the inaugural cohort of artists serving as Artists in Residence at various neighborhood branches of the library this spring.  

Mita's choreographic work has been supported by numerous grants including the Opportunity Fund, the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council's Allegheny Revival Grant and the National Endowment for the Arts.

She holds a BA in Theatre Arts with an Interdisciplinary Focus in Dance through the Pennsylvania State University, an MFA in Dance/Choreography from UCLA,'s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York. She is also a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga, teaching this practice to students of all levels throughout the years.

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