Gurus who have influenced me
Guru A. Lakshman Swamy
I moved to Chennai, India for 6 months from October 2017 till April 2018. During this time I trained under Guru A. Lakshman Swamy rigorously. He has instilled in me a critical eye towards nritta, abhinaya and choreography.
Guru Smt. Bragha Bessel
Bragha Bessel is one of the most influential Abhinaya teachers of our times. Since 2009, she has been teaching and inspiring me to think critically about abhinaya.
Guru Smt. Shreelata Suresh
Shreelata Suresh not only taught me advanced techniques in Bharatanatyam but also encouraged me to choreograph and present items. It is because of her guidance and motivation, I am able to choreograph my own works today.
Guru Vidwan Chandrashekara Navada
Guru Chandrashekara Navada initiated me to Bharatanatyam when I was a kid and taught me the basics of Bharatanatyam. He also gave me numerous opportunities to perform and cultivated the love of performing in me.