DANCERS

Lingalayam dancers 

SWATI PADMANABHAN

Swati’s dance classes under the tutelage of Anandavalli started at the tender age of four, due to the persistence of her grandmother, who wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. The following decade and more, saw Swati develop a genuine interest for Bharatha Natyam...

ABIRAMI SINGHAM

Abirami came under the tutelage of Anandavalli at the age of six in 1987. One of the first students of the Lingalayam Dance Academy, she presented her Arangetram in 2004, going on to present her first solo performance in Bangalore, India in January 2005...

SWETHA RAMAMURTHY

Introduced to the art of Bharatha Natyam at the age of eight while living in Zambia, Swetha joined the Lingalayam Dance Academy in 1996 when her family migrated to Australia. Both her Arangetram and initial season with the Lingalayam Dance Company occurred in 2003. 

KAVITA BALENDRA

Kavita started learning Bharatha Natyam at the age of four under Smt. Neila Sathyalingam in Singapore. Migrating to Australia in 1986, Kavita was one of Anandavalli’s very first students and the first graduate of the Lingalayam Dance Academy...

NIVEDHA THIRU

Nivedha was introduced to Bharata Natyam as a child in Papua New Guinea. Moving to Sydney in 1991, she came under the tutelage of Anandavalli who soon discovered that the young Nivedha, had the capacity to take on complicated choreography and skilfully make it her own...

VINEETHA MENON

Vineetha’s introductions to the classical Indian dance forms, began at the age of four learning Mohiniyatam from Tara Rajkumar in Melbourne. Moving to Sydney in 1991, she came under the tutelage of Anandavalli and her initiation to Bharatha Natyam...

RITIKA RAMASWAMY

Ritika joined the Lingalayam Dance Academy in 1994 at the age of nine. Her Arangetram in 2008 marked a key milestone in her commitment to dance, creating the perfect platform in enabling her with a vehicle of expression to showcase her vibrant personality...

SHALINI PARTHIBAN

Shalini born in Sydney started learning Bharatha Natyam in 1998 at the age of five under the tutelage of Smt.Dhamayanthi Balaraju, completing her Arangetram in 2007. To further develop her commitment to her cultural heritage she undertook classes with the renowned dancing couple the Dhananjayans...

Lingalayam Dance Company Established in 1987
 

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