Profiles

dance - bharatanatyam

  • Nishreya
    Nishreya

    14 year old K.S.Nishreya Varalaksmi got her initial training in Bharatanatyam from Kalaimamani Smt. Indra Rajan for more than two years. After that she continued her learning under the guidance of Smt. Deepa Sadasivam Kalpaviraksha. She did her Rangapravesam on 14th of September 2018 with a solo performance at Vani Mahal, Chennai. Simultaneously she learn Mellatur bani with Guru Dr. S. R. Ravichandran. Since June 2019, she has been learning under the guidance of Guru C.V. Kumaresanraj, disciple of Sri C.V Chandreasekar and waiting for her Arangetram in 2020.

    Nishreya has performed at Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival in 2018 with Guru Smt. Deepa Sadasivam. She gave a solo performnce in August 2018 in Malarum Mottum Program with Doordarshan. She also performed in Bridge Academy Monthly Concert in Sep 2018. Nishreya has given solo performances in various temples in Tamilnadu, Delhi Tamilsangam, Natayanjali’s National and International Dance festival in ICCR, Calcutta, 366 days 71st day solo performance, TIFA record events (World Record), NADHAM, dance festival in Kerala to name a few.

    Her unique dance style is a sincere result of her undying passion, self-motivation and dedication towards Bharatanatyam and creating a unique voice and style in Bharatanatyam.

    Nishreya is also a good Badminton Player with State level Certificattion and a Chess Champion. She is learning Nathuvangam too. She is the daughter of Kesavaraja Balakrishnan, Director, Jayakrishna Arts Kodambakkam, Chennai.

    Resident of : Chennai
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  • Ayana Perla
    Ayana Perla

    Ayana Perla entered the purview of Bharatnatyam with her own interest at the age of 5. Guru Vid.Smt. Srilakshmi, Mysore, of Uma Mahaeshwara Nritya Kalakshetra was her initial guru. She completed Junior, Senior and Vidwat examinations conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board under the guidance of Guru Vid.Smt. Sharadamani Shekhar, Sanathana Natyalaya, Mangaluru. Currently, she is learning Abhinaya under the able guidance of Dr. Rajashree Warrior, Thiruvanantapuram.

    Ayana Perla has performed in several dance festivals. Alva's Nudisiri, Mysore Dasara Festival, Karavali Utasava, Lakshadeepotsava to name a few.

    Ayana is an Engineering graduate. She has been recognised by Doordarshan as 'B' Grade Artist. She now teaches dance to the younger generation in her Guru’s natyalaya.

    Resident of : Mangaluru
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  • Chaitra R. Jagdish
    Chaitra R. Jagdish

    Chaitra started her journey of learning dance under the guidance of Guru K. Shivarao and then under under Vidhushi K Brunda. Currently she is being trained by Karnataka Kalashree Sathyanarayana Raju and also mentored by Padmashree awardee Guru Pratibha Prahalad under her Prasiddha Repertory. She has a master's degree in dance from Karnataka State Open University. She is a Vidwath grade holder from Karnataka secondary board and Visharadha grade holder from the Govt of Maharastra in Bharathanatyam. She is a Graded artist at Dooradarshan. She is also a proud recipient of Karnataka State Scholarship in Bharatnatyam. She has learnt carnatic vocal under Guru. Sumangala and Veena under Guru. Vijaya.

    Currently she is spreading the art form by running her own institute – Ninadalaya and also teaches in Samskruthi -The temple of art. She has performed in several prestigious festivals and programs in India as well as Abroad.

    Resident of : Bengaluru
  • Charumathi M.G.
    Charumathi M.G.

    Vid Charumathi started off as a child artist with the renowned dance drama troupe Prabhat Kalavidaru at Basavanagudi, Bengaluru. She was initiated into dance at the tender age of seven and has since continued her long journey in both the styles of Bharatanatyam and Kathak, first as a student, then a performer and now as a teacher. Trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru(Late) Smt Narmada Guru Bhanumati & Guru Sheela Chandrashekhar & Kathak under Guru (Late) Dr.Maya Rao & Guru Smt.Chitra Venugopal, Vid. Charumathi is a rank holder in Vidwath Examinations conducted by The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board & holds a Bachelors Degree in Choreography from the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography (University of Bangalore ) and a Masters Degree in Bharatanatyam Dance from Jain University.

    Vid Charumathi is an accomplished dancer who has won kudos for her Abhinaya, Nrutta, Nrutya & Natya from appreciative audiences across India, USA and Canada. Vidushi Charumathi has performed extensively across India at prestigious cultural festivals. She has also given many performances in USA & Canada. She has been training students in Bharatanatyam at her dance school Sri Krishna Natyalaya in Bengaluru since year 2000.

    Resident of : Bengaluru
  • Devaraju B.V.
    Devaraju B.V.

    Devaraju B.V. is one of the most promising young male Bharatanatyam dancers in Bangalore. He is the disciple of Gurus Karnataka Kalashree Guru Smt B. Bhanumati and Guru Smt. Sheela Chanderasekhar. With the able guidance and blessings of his Guru's he has successfully performed his arengetrm, received several citations and awards. He holds the prestigious State and Central Government Scholarship for Bharatanatyam. He is the first candidate to receive Sri U. S. Krishna Rao and Smt. Chandrabhagadevi memorial Scholarship. He has been awarded Yuvaprethibhe from the department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka.

    Devaraju has performed in many prestigious dance festivals like Hampi Utsava, Nataraja Utsava, Nritya Bharati, Madikeri Dasara Festival, Bangalore International Festival...etc. Devaraju is also an actor who has acted in Kanata movies and television serials.

    He is a Master's degree holder in Bharatanatyam from the Jain University Bangalore.

    Resident of : Bengaluru
  • Jinal Joshi
    Jinal Joshi

    Jinal Joshi is a passionate Bharatnatyam dancer. She started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 10. She completed her entire education in Bharatnatyam from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidhyala and passed the exams with flying colors. She did her arangetram atthe age of 16. Jinal runs her dance institute named 'The Krishnakala Dance Academ' in Mumbai.

    Being innovative and creative by nature, she has choreographed many events. She conducts various Bharatnatyam workshop to promote the Indian Classical Dance. Her students have given many performances at different places in india.

    Resident of : Mumbai
  • Kshithija Kasaravalli
    Kshithija Kasaravalli

    Mrs. Kshitija Kasaravalli - a Bharatanatya and Kuchipudi performer was born in Kasaravalli family having members well - known nationally and internationally in the field of Film, Stage, Music, Literature and photography. She has been into the dance field for more than 2 decades. Initially she started learning Bharatanatya dance under Guru Dr. Geetha Ananthanarayan and later persuaded under Karnataka Kalashree Guru B. Bhanumathi. She has learnt Bharatanritya (Karanas) from Guru (Late) Smt. Sundari Santanam (disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. Padma Subramanyam). She learnt Kuchupudi from Smt. Dharani T Kashyap and at present pursuing under Guru Smt. Sudha Sridhar. She has built name for apt and finesse Abhinaya (facial expression) and neat Nritta.

    She won Pratibha Puraskar in Bengaluru and won awards like Naatya Tarang Award - Vishakapatnam, Kala Jyoti Award - Nanded, Natya Choodamani Award - Hyderabad, Natya Kala Bharathi Award - Chennai and Nritya Bibhushan Award - Cuttack

    She is the artistic Director of Bengaluru based Nritya Kshithi School of Dance.

    Resident of : Bengaluru
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  • Mahalakshmi R.
    Mahalakshmi R.

    Mahalakshmi R. got her Bharatanatyam training Sri Gyana Mudhra, Chennai. She has cleared four levels of 'Prayathnam', a course giving grammatical insight with examinations in theory and practical of dance. She has completed Diploma in Nattuvangam from Tamil Isai Kaloori. She has attended Taalam & Nattuvangam workshop Organised by Omkara Nada Brahmam Trust .

    She has given solo performances in various festivals like Chidambaram Naatanjali, Perur Naatyanjali and under prestigious Sabhas like Narada Gana Sabha, Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha...etc.

    She Received Swamy Vivekananda Award from Madurai Yuva Kendra . Mahalakshmi has been teaching dance in various schools since 5 years and currently working as a dance teacher in Ryan International school, Abu Dhabi

    Mahalakshmi has done her M.Phil in Food and Nutrition. She is Currently pursuing M.A. in Bharathanatyam from Kalaikaveri, Trichy.

    Resident of : Abu Dhabi
  • Nandini Eswer
    Nandini Eswer

    Dance and music know no language, and Nandini Eswer, the Mysorean exponent of diverse dance forms, stands as a testimony to that. Nandini is an authority over dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Navarasa Abhinaya, Manipuri, and other folk dances.

    She was privileged to have undergone training of these dance forms from veterans such as Padmabhushana Dr. Venkatalakshamma, Karnataka Kala Tilaka Smt. Laitha Dorai, Sri.Y.N. Simha, Pt.Teerathram Azad, Sri.Valmiki Banerjee of Delhi Ballet Group, Sri. Vedantam Prahalad Sharma, Pasumarthi Gopala Krishna of Sidhendra kalakshetra, Smt. Nupur Chatterjee of Mumbai, and Sri. Himathsimha Chauhan of Gujarath. She has choreographed and directed several dance programmes which were performed across the country and abroad as well.

    She has been honoured with numerous awards for her exceptional contributions to dance and art. Natya Ratna award conferred by Manipal Academy of Education (1973), State Award 'Karnataka Kala Tilaka' conferred by Sangeetha Nrutya Academy (1994), and honours conferred on her by Karnataka Nrutya Kala parishad (1995), Durga parameshwari Nruthya Niketan, Bangalore (1998), Tyagaraja Sangeetha Sabha (2001), CCI (Critic Circle of India) New Delhi, World of Art, Slovania, Europe and World Art Foundation , Bangalore and several other awards and honours constitute her ever growing tally of recognitions.

    Resident of : Mysuru
  • Poornima Ashok
    Poornima Ashok

    Poornima Ashok is a performing Bharathanatyam danseuse, choreographer and teacher from Bangalore. She is committed to the art as a lifetime pursuit. She has had her training from Guru Smt. Radha Sridhar from Bangalore and has furthered her training under the famous Gurus Sri Dhananjayans of Chennai. She has learnt the intricate aspects of Abhinaya from Guru Smt. Kalanidhi Narayan.

    Even as a young student she represented Karnataka at various youth festivals and consistently won accolades. With a Debut par Excellence in 1986, Poornima has never looked back. She has since performed at all major Sabhas and for premier cultural organizations in the country and abroad.

    Poornima also propagates the art form with her performances and demonstrations for foreign representatives and delegates, sponsored by established corporates, institutions and NGOs. She is an A-grade artist of Doordarshan and has appeared on the National Network and Regional Channels several times. She was a recipient of the Central Govt. Scholarship for Advance Training in Bharathanatyam and also an empanelled artist of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations).

    She has won several awards and recognitions including Karnataka kalashree by Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy

    Resident of : Bengaluru
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