Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture
Mrs Baija Rani Lijin (Bharathanatyam)
A flawless dancer, choreographer.Started Learning Bharathanatyam from 3years under the guidance of KalamandalamBaghyaswari in Kerala. Her first public performance known as Arangetram was at the age of 13 years. She has performed for Delhi Doordarshan for over 10 years. She has given innumerable performances in some of the Renowned temples of South India and corporate shows. She is currently pursuing her Higher studies in Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi. She has been associated with BTA as a Bharathanatyam Facilitator since 2011 and has enjoyed every moment as a Teacher.
Mrs Manjula Krishnakumar (Bharathanatyam)
Manjula is one of the First Trainers to join BTA in 2009. Manjula started learning Bharathanatyam at an early age from her father and Guru N NBhaskar who is one of the renowned Bharathanatyam artists who has trained well know personalities including many actors in the film industry. Completed her Vidwat in Bharathanatyam – Karnataka Secondry Board.She started performing from the age of 4. Manjula started her teaching career at the age of 18 under the guidance of her Father. She comes with immense teaching experience. She also learnt Mohiniyattam from guruKalamandalamSatyabhama.
Mrs Subhashini Krishnakumar (Bharathanatyam)
She started learning Bharathanatyam under the tutelage of Smt.KalaimamaniK.J.Sarasa at a tender age and continued to fine-tune her skills for 14 years. She has performed in a lot of professional classical ballets in India & also in the USA.
Subhashini strongly believes that her guru’s guidance and her deep dedication are behind her success. She has participated in Group dance programmes in well-known festivals like the Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Tanjore Festival, Tirupati and in most of the sabhas in Chennai. She has given solo dance performances & Lecture demonstration in USA & in Tamilnadu.She has been teaching Bharathanatyam for the past 15 years. Subhashini has a keen interest in community service and has raised thousands of dollars for temples & tsunami relief through dance.
Mrs Srividya Anand (Bharathanatyam)
SrividyaAnand is a graduate from Kalakshetra Chennai. She initially learnt Bharathanatyam in Kolkata and performed her Rangapravesha to a packed audience in 1993. Deciding to delve deeper into the art of Bharathanatyam, Srividya joined the world renowned institute Kalakshetra, Chennai and completed her 4 years full time diploma in Bharatanatyam.She has performed extensively all over India, notable among them being a performance in the presence of the home minister of Karnataka in 2007. Srividya aims to create fine dancers and pioneers who will keep this art form alive and will reach out to many generations of art lovers to come.
A committed, passionate, challenging dance teacher who with utmost devotion wishes to deliver her learning and experience to her students and enlighten the classical dance form. A professional dancer, is pursuing Bharathanatyam under the guidance of Guru Smt.Vidushi Geetha Srinath from past 17 yrs. She has performed in many TV channels and has given many noted stage performances.
Akurathi Santoshi Eekshitha (Bharatanatyam & Kuchipudi)
Started learning Kuchipudi at the age of 6 under the guidance of her mother Guru smt. Sandhya Rani . And then Started learning Bharatanatyam from Guru smt .Mary Bini, Guru Dr.Vasanth kiran and Guru Dr.Soundarya Shrivatsav. Currently learning Bharatanatyam and kuchipudi from Guru Dr. Soundarya Shrivatsav and guru smt Sandhya Rani.
Completed her bachelors degree in Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music and history from Alvas college, Moodibidri, Karnataka and Masters in Performing Arts Bharatanatyam from REVA University, Bangalore.
Has given notable performances in Doordarshan 2017 , Warangal, Mysuru Dushera 2018, Guinness book of world record silicon Andhra 2nd international kuchipudi dance convention, Hyderabad, Alvas Virasat and Nudisiri, Tedx talks Bangalore, Karavali festival
Mrs Chethana (Kathak)
An internationally renowned Kathak artist.
Recently she has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Kathak by Indian Virtual University for Peace and Education.
She is an empaneled artistes of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and ministry of culture
She has performed in prestigious platforms all over India, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, United states of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Indonesia, France, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi- Arabia, Srilanka and the Middle – East and have won critical acclaim around the globe.
For the last 5 years she is a Resident Artists of Korzo theatre, Netherlands
She had the honour to perform in the presence of The King of Ipoh - Malaysia. She also performed for her Royal Highness Princess of Kuwait, Princess of Jordan, His Royal Highness of Dubai, at Burj Al-Arab.
Recipient of the prestigious Aryabhatta Award, the Kempegowda Award by the Karnataka State Govt. and recently the National Peace Award given by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Mr Gabriel Prabhu (Freestyle Dance &Zumba)
Started Professional career in 2009.
Started as a dance teacher in Ryan international school worked there for 2 years
He has now his own Dance Academy called Gabriel Dance Academy
He has choreographed dance for many schools and colleges like Ryan International, Vibgyor, Indian Academy, St Josephs, Christ College, Jyothinivas and also companies like Infosys, Dell, Mind Tree.
He won the best choreographer and Best Dancer award in 10th International film Festival held at Delhi in 2012.
Ms.Varsha Kishen (Freestyle Dance)
A Professional Dance instructor who has been teaching since 2013 at Gabriel Dance Academy and Butterfly Talent Academy. She is also a Professional Zumba trainer. Has been into dance since childhood and loves to teach.