Welcome to the Sainrithya Dance Academy
A transformation Journey through Dance
We have been offering dance classes in the Kalakshetra style for over 25 years. The Kalakshetra dance form was founded by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale in Adyar, Chennai in 1936. This style of dance is noted for its highly intricate and complex footwork along with angular, straight, and ballet-like kinestetics. We offer a complete education on Classical and Folk dance forms of India. Along with our dance classes we also offer classes in Carnatic music.
Smt. Sowmya Sridhar is a Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer committed in preserving Bharatanatyam in its full integrity and bringing it to diverse audiences. As a founder of Sainrithya Dance Academy and a Artistic Director, She has choreographed and directed several dance productions on various themes, raising funds for several deserving causes.
Smt. Sowmya Sridhar and her sister Smt. Shalini Srinivasan are 2nd in lineage to Smt. Rukmini Arundale, founder of Kalakshetra. Both of them were initiated into the art of Bharatanatyam by “Natyacharya” S. Aravindan from Kalakshetra. Both have given performances all over USA and India including the renowned “Natyanjali” festival that is celebrated every year in Chidambaram. They have received specialized training from the renowned artist Sri. M.V Narasimhachari. Sowmya also received specialized training in Mohiniattam from Smt. Vasantha Aravindan. Sowmya also trains students in Mohiniattam. She has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues.
Both of them recently were awarded the title Natya Jyothi in appreciation of their service in the field of Bharatanatyam for the past 25 years. They continue the centuries old tradition of passing on this classical art form to the next generation by identifying and training students who have the dedication and passion for it.
Mathangi received her carnatic music training initially from her mother, Saraswathi Rajasekaran and later from Sri. Kannan and Mrs. Parvathi Mani in Coimbatore, India. She has been teaching music since 2007 and looks forward to being part of Sainrithya Dance Academy for many years. Mathangi strongly believes that having a basic knowledge of carnatic music is essential for a student to learn and appreciate Bharathanatyam.
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