Dance & I

Dance Training

I have been learning the Indian Classical dance form Bharatanatyam in the Kalakshetra style for over 10 years now under the guidance of my guru, Smt. Gayatri Sriram (Founder- Shruti Laya Dance School, Singapore) as well as Smt. Minal Prabhu (Director, Mudrika Foundation, Bengaluru, India). I have taken master classes from dance stalwats such as Smt. Priyadarsini Govind (Director, Kalakshetra, Chennai), Prof. N.S.Jayalakshmi, Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan etc. and have had the privilege to dance in the presence of several esteemed artistes including Padmavibhushan Dr. Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Prof. Janardhanan (Kalakshetra, Chennai), Dr. Raghavendra (Founder- Ananya, GML Cultural Academy), Shri. Deepak Mazumdar, Smt. Jyotsna Shourie (Artistic Director, The Dance Company),etc.

Dance has had a impact on other areas of my life. One of the highlights of 2014 for me, was my solo dance performance at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. I dedicated my performance to raise funds for the children of 'Voice of World', a social welfare organisation for challenged children in Kolkata.

I have enjoyed taking part, both as a dancer and choreographer, in the annual UN Night and SAFAR (Kolkata Global Concern fundraiser) dance programs in high school at UWCSEA, Singapore. I am so looking forward to continuing my dance journey in University next year.