Mika started learning Kathak under the tutelage of Nandini Rai and then Archana Joglekar and learned for nearly 10 years in New Jersey, performing at local competitions and events. After taking a nearly 7-year break for college, she returned to learning and teaching Kathak at Navatman under Sahasra Sambamoorthi and Prashant Shah. During her time at Navatman, Mika has grown as a dancer and performer, playing the role of Pandu and Bhima in Navatman's Mahabharata Part 1: Of Vengeance and Promises production. Currently, Mika teaches Kathak level 1 for kids, and has begun learning Odissi. She loves learning new styles and is grateful for the opportunity to share what she's learned with the next generation of dancers.