Alpana Nayak has performed Odissi Dance Solo in almost all major cities and cultural festivals of India, England, Japan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mongolia.She performed in presence of the President of India in the Rashtrapati Bhawan as a special invitee in April 2006.

Along with her performing career Alpana is also a dedicated teacher. She has taught Odissi and different Indian folk dances in several cities of India, England and Japan. Her Odissi dance disciples include children with disability. She has been conferred with the title of Guru Samrat by SWID, Bangladesh

She is the founder of A.L.P.A.N.A (Association for Learning Performing Arts & Normative Action ) an NGO, whose mission is to promote performing arts and facilitating holistic human development. The society essays the cause of spreading awareness among today’s youth about rich cultural heritage of India.

Through various art forms like music and dance and other courses such as painting, tabla playing etc., the society endeavours to evolve complete individuals proud of their heritage. The emphasis is on our inclusive and composite heritage.

The Society is also involved in teaching of Odissi dance to specially gifted (mentally and physically challenged) persons. The society has also pledged to work on many socially relevant issues through research and analysis, documentation, dissemination, building human and intellectual capital and assisting policy formulation and advice.