Classical Dancers

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is one of the leading exponent of Odissi, an ancient classical dance form of Orissa. She has been called a philosopher among dancers for her opinions and interpretations.

Shruthi-Lekha

G.SHRUTHI LEKHA

G.Shruthi Lekha, passionate and highly talented Bharatanatyam dancer has been trained under the eminent Guru Kalaimamani Smt Urmila Sathyanarayanan for the past thirteen years. Her innate abilities coupled with hard work has made her a very promising dancer.

Vijay-Kumar

S. P. VIJAY KUMAR

S. P. Vijay Kumar’s insatiable passion for dancing since childhood, led him to the world of Bharatanatyam. He is truly blessed to have trained under the eminent and celebrated Gurus Sri. M. V. Narasimhachari and Smt. M. Vasantha Lakshmi, in their institute, Kalasamarpana Foundation, Chennai.

Alarmel Valli

Alarmel Valli

Alarmel Valli is a foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in BharataNatyam. She is hailed as a creative artist who brings depth, intensity and naturalness to her work. She has won laurels several times in the major festivals in India and in almost all the cultural capitals of the world.

Dr Padma Subramanyam

Dr Padma Subramanyam

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the legendary Bharatnatyam dancer is a rare combination of a dancer, research scholar, choreographer, music composer & musician, teacher, author and indologist. She is now the director of ‘Nrithyodaya’- the dance school founded in 1942 by her father, in Chennai.

Abimithra

Abimithra

Abimithra, aged 13 years, was introduced to Bharathanatyam by Selvi R Karpagam while studying LKG itself. She has performed at various Natyanjalis at Chidambaram, Tanjore, Kumbakonam,Thiruvaiaru, etc.

Shobana

Shobana

Shobana acted for the first time in a leading role in the Malayalam motion picture April 18 in 1984, directed by Balachandra Menon. She also acted alongside the Malayalam actor Mammootty in the film Kanamarayathu (1984).

Urmila Sathyanarayanan

Urmila Sathyanarayanan

Urmila Sathyanarayanan is one of India’s finest dancers of Barata Natyam, the classical dance from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Urmila has received rave reviews and international acclaim for the perfection and joy of her dance and her captivating stage presence. She is praised for her crisp and precise footwork, the spontaneity and vivaciousness of her facial expressions, her graceful poses, and her deep aramandi (plié position) which is one of the hallmarks of this dance style.

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Vishweswaran is famed as one of the leading Bharatnatyam dancers of India. A competent performer, teacher and choreographer, she heads her own dance institution, ‘Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA)’, at Chennai.

Anita Rathnam

Anita Rathnam

Anita Ratnam, one of the India’s most gifted artists is an accomplished classical dancer and choreographer. With a career spanning three decades and over 1000 performances in 15 countries, this multifaceted personality has made significant contributions in other fields as Choreographer, Scholar, Television Personality and Cultural Activist.