NrItiyalaya  Dance


Impart quality training and pass on the rich heritage of bharatanatyam to the next generation

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About Nrityalaya


Nrityalaya School of Dance was founded by Vidyalakshmi Vinod in 2002 in greater Seattle area to teach students the ancient Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam. The school strives to impart quality dance education and disciplined
training to its students and help them grow into professional classical dancers. Through its extremely talented group of staff and dancers, the school has been able to carve a niche for itself in Seattle with its unique
choreography for various fund raisers, outreach programs and original productions like 'Ode to the Indian Goddess' (Shree Matre Namaha) and 'Righteousness' (Dharmo Rakshathi Rakshitaha).

Mission


Impart quality training and pass on the rich heritage of bharatanatyam to the next generation

Develop students of dance par excellence.

Create an awareness among the community regarding this art form.

Upcoming Event


Dashavataram

Nrityalaya Dance presents 'Dashavataram' - the 10 incarnations of the Hindu diety Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is considered as the preserver of the universe and his various avatars are explored deeper in the light of Advaita and Dvaita philosophies of Hinduism.

2022 Dashavataram

$25.00 - $500.00

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About Us


Vidyalakshmi Vinod

Artistic Director and Founder, Nrityalaya Dance

Vidyalakshmi Vinod is a highly accomplished dancer, dedicated teacher and an excellent choreographer. She is a senior disciple of Padmashri Chitra Visweswaran who is a well known doyen in this field of art. Due to her passion for this art, Vidya founded Nrityalaya school of Dance in the state of Washington, USA in 2002 with the sole aim of carrying this wonderful ancient art forward to future generations. Over the decades, Vidya has choreographed numerous dance pieces for her graduate students. Her presentation of dance technique is a great inspiration and fascination to dancers and students. Vidya has conceptualized, choreographed and directed two dance dramas ‘Shree Matre Namaha’ (2010) and ‘Dharmo Rakshathi Rakshitaha’ (June 2012) in Seattle which were both huge successes and were well received and reviewed by the audience

Tara Ramanan & Haritha Parupudi

Outreach Programs and Faculty

Tara Ramanan is from Chennai and started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 5. She completed her arangetram at age of 12 and participated in several performances through high school and college. After a break from dancing to pursue a career as a Software Engineer, she restarted her classical dance training with Nrityalaya Dance. She is now one of the primary teachers at Nrityalaya Dance.

Haritha Parupudi lives in Kirkland, WA. Haritha started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 7 from Smt Kappu Jaykumar and when her guru moved to India, Harita began her dance journey with her current guru Smt Vidyalakashmi Vinod. She completed her arangetram in 2014 and is now an active performer and teacher at Nrityalaya Dance.

Vidyalakshmi Vinod

Knowledge Management and Faculty

Teaching Assistants

  • Netra Krishnan
  • Ananya
  • Janhavi Barpande
  • Nithya 
  • Kanika Saravanan
  • Nina Khilnani 
  • Tanvi Ranganathan 
  • Oviya Krishnan 
  • Keethana Udayakumar 
  • Sai Keerthana Ganta 
  • Kamya Raman 
  • Diya Karthic 
  • Nidhi Achanta 

Upcoming Event


Nrityalaya Dance presents 'Dashavataram' - the 10 incarnations of the Hindu diety Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is considered as the preserver of the universe and his various avatars are explored deeper in the light of Advaita and Dvaita philosophies of Hinduism.

2022 Dashavataram

$25.00 - $500.00

Buy now

  

Productions


Graduate Performances of Nrityalaya


  • Sashwatha Shankar and Shradha Shankar
  • Aashika Vishwanath
  • Netra Krishnan
  • Meena Kuduva and Shruthi Vasudha 
  • Nithya Subramanian and Kanika Saravanan
  • Tanvi Ranganathan and Oviya Krishnan
  • Keerthana Udaykumar
  • Neha Venkatesh
  • Shushmitha Radjaram
  • Shreya Shaji
  • Harshitha Musunuri
  • Uma Nambiar 
  • Tanvi Ganapathy 
  • Kavya Selvakumar
  • Kavya Selvakumar
  • Akhilesh Vadari
  • Gayatri Nair & Raveena Nair
  • Riya Thomas
  • Vineeta Parupudi
  • Sahiti Malladi
  • Haritha Parupudi 
  • Meghana Noonavath
  • Madhavi Narayanan
  • Anusha Kukreja
  • Nikhila Sridhar
  • Sharanya Sarathy

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