Since childhood, Mitra was engrossed in poetry, languages, music, and theater. In 1997 she graduated with honors from Princeton with a degree in Comparative Literature and a minor in Theater and Dance. The following year, during a visit to Buenos Aires, she discovered the beautiful discipline that was a natural frame for all her interests and has been captivated with Tango’s enigmas ever since. She has explored Alexander Technique and Contact Improvisation to deepen and refine her Tango, and has an active Yoga practice.
Mitra’s experiences teaching and learning in Montessori settings, combined with her four years of group facilitation training, make her an extraordinarily effective, lucid, and playful teacher. She is the author of a book about Tango entitled, "Separate Bedrooms: A Book About Tango," available on Amazon.com.