Our Team
Uthra Ramesh

Uthra Ramesh, learnt Bharathanatyam from Guru Chandrakala Jagannathan and later continued nattuvangam training also from Smt. S. Divyasena. Uthra appears in ‘Senthamizh nadu’ in Jaya TV every morning. She has performed in various sabhas, temples, television channels and won ‘Natyakala Rathna’ and ‘Valarum Bharatha Kalaignargal’ titles. She has performed in Mauritius and taught aspiring students in the USA for a few years. She runs her dance School ‘Krishnaarpanam’ at Mandaveli, Chennai.

Sreelatha Balraj

Sreelatha started learning Bharathanatyam from Guru Smt. Bala Meera Chandra and continued pursuing dance from Kalaiamani Late Dr. Saraswati. She has performed in several dance programs and festivals including the natyanjali in Chidambaram. She has also participated in several television programs and is now the Centre Head for GRS Bridge to Learn at Anna nagar, Chennai.

Indira Rajesh

Indira's journey in Bharathanatyam commenced under the tutelage of Guru Indira Rajan and then continued under the guidance of Guru Chitra Visweswaran. She started teaching dance from her high school years and ran her dance school ‘Ojasvini Nrithya Kala rangam’ for 10 years in the US. She has performed extensively in USA and India. She is also a gifted choreographer, a yoga practitioner and teaches yoga too.

Kamalapriya Ganapaty

Kamalapriya Ganapaty learnt Bharathanatyam from a very young age under the tutelage of Kalaimamani Late Dr. Saraswati of Vipanchee Natyalaya. She has participated in several dance recitals and performed in various sabhas. She holds a post graduate diploma in Hospital Administration and has worked briefly in Apollo hospitals. She also worked as a Medical Transctiptionist.

Bhuvana Damodaran

Bhuvana Damodaran started her dance journey under the able guidance of Guru. Jayanthi Sridharan and undergoing Advance Training under the tutelage of Guru. Sikkil. Vasantha Kumari, Chennai. She has performed in many dance recitals, margams, semi-classical, bollywood and folk performances in India and Japan. She was running a dance school for Bharathanatyam & Bollywood for kids and ladies at Tokyo, Japan. A versatile person, she has won prizes in several competitions

Dr. Roopa Banerjee

Dr. Roopa Banerjee Datta Mazumdar, received training in Bharathanatyam from Guru Kalaimamani Shanmugha Sundaram Pillai and then furthered her training from his disciple Kalaimamani Late Dr. Saraswati. Roopa is also a recipient of the National Talent Scholarship for dance from the Government of India, along with being a scientist of International repute. Inspired and mentored by Mala, Roopa is now furthering Athma Laya’s cause amongst women in Hyderabad.

Priya Raghvendra

Priya started Bharathanatyam training at the age of 6 under Guru Sikkil Vasanthakumari. Later she joined Vipanchee to learn under the guidance of Kalaimamani Late Dr. Saraswati. She has given numerous television and stage performances all over India. She is a graded artist in Doordarshan and also holds a diploma in Kathak. She has been teaching dance for the last 17 years.

Sobana Menta

Dance was her passion from the age of ten. Guided under eminent Gurus A.Lakshmanan and Urmila Satyanarayanan she gave her first debut public performance in 2000. Sobana was appreciated by various critics for her footwork and abhinaya and has given several performances. She continues to follow her dreams and strives to achieve excellence in what she does.

Gowri Jayakrishnan

Gowri takes care of the entire administrative activities of Athma Laya since 2012, she handles queries, interacts with managers and marketing heads of top companies and also organises the events of Athma Laya. Played an active role in Athma Laya's expansion in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Known as ‘Voice of Athma Laya’ she holds a masters degree in financial management and has worked in the Citi group.

 
 
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