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About Bindu Shankar

 
 
Bindu Shankar graduated with a Diploma and P.G. Diploma in Bharata Natyam from Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai, India. She performed her arangetram at Kalakshetra under the tutelage of her Guru Smt. Sarada Hoffman. At Kalakshetra, Bindu has also trained under Sri. M.R. Krishnamurthi, Sri. Balagopal, Smt. N.S. Jayalakshmi, and Smt. Krishnaveni Lakshmanan.
 
Bindu is a Ph.D in Art History from the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She pursued her dissertation research on dance imagery in South Indian temples and studied the relationship between the temple tradition and the dance tradition through the 108- karana sculptural program.
 
In the twenty years of dance training and instruction, Bindu has given recitals, lecture demonstrations and received awards: at the Festival of India in the former Soviet Union (1987); Tamil Nadu State Art Academy (1988- 89); The Ohio State University (1993& 94); Dallas Museum of Art (2002-2004); Winner of Telly Award (2006 &2004); Stanford University (2006); NDEO Annual Conference (2006); Fusion Pleasanton (2007); and also, Co-Curate of TEXAS COLLECTS ASIA art exhibition at Crow Collection of Asian Art(2008).
 
Bindu has also helped organize community events, sponsored artistes from India, and donated to organizations supporting upcoming dancers.
 

 
The Vrindavan Team
 
Adya Sinha
 
Adya, an early graduate of Vrindavan performed her arangetram in 2009 after training in Bharata Natyam for over 7 yrs. She is currently an Instructor at Vrindavan handling the Beginner-3 batch. She also assists Intermediate and Advanced level batches and is active in the performance division of the academy.
 
Shantel Shah
 
Shantel is an early graduate of Vrindavan who performed her arangetram in 2009. Shantel teaches Beginner and Intermediate level batches. She is also an active in the performance division of Vrindavan.
 
Vidya Subramanian
 
Vidya performed her arangetram in 2013 after training at Vrindavan for over 7 years. She has assisted beginner, Intermediate, and senior level students for over two years. She currently teaches Beginner and Intermediate level batches. Vidya is also active in the performance division of the academy.
 
Madhu Katragadda
 
Madhu performed her arangetram in 2013 after undergoing more than 7 years of training at Vrindavan. She has assisted Intermediate and Senior level students for 2 years. Currently, she is teaching Beginner and Intermediate level batch. Madhu is also active in the performance division of the academy.
 
Selvi Mohanraj
 
Selvi completed her Certification in Bharata Natyam at Vrindavan after training for 8 years in 2013. She has been teaching Beginner and Intermediate level batches. She is also active in the performance division of the academy.
 
Neha Reddy
 
Neha performed her arangetram in 2012 after training at Vrindavan for over 8 years. She assists with Beginner and Intermediate level batches. She is also active in the performance division of Vrindavan.
 
Priya Ramachandran Doss
 
Priya Doss is Vrindavan's Parent Coordinator. She communicates with parents on general guidelines, announcements and advises on organizational matters. Priya trained at Vrindavan for a few years before being part of the performance division of the academy.
 
Smitha Kolady
 
Smitha completed her Certification in Bharata Natyam at Vrindavan after training for over 7 years. She is a parent coordinator at the school. She communicates with parents on general guidelines, announcements and advises on organizational matters. Smitha is also active in the performance division of the academy.
 
Tanvi Murugesh
 
Tanvi is a final year Advanced level student who has been training at Vrindavan for over 9 years. She is set to appear for the Course Completion Certification in 2017. Tanvi assists Beginner level batches. She is also active in the performance division of Vrindavan.
 
Amrita Vepa
 
Amrita is an Advanced level student at Vrindavan who has been training at Vrindavan for over 7 years. She is set to do her arangetram in 2018. Amrita assists an upper level batch of students. Amrita will be taking an active role in the performance division of Vrindavan.
 
Christina Doss
 
Christina is an Advanced level student who has been training at Vrindavan for over 9 years. She is assisting an upper level Intermediate batch of students. Christina has begun taking an active role in the performance division of Vrindavan.
 
Krithika Jaganathan
 
Krithika is an Advanced level student who has been training at Vrindavan for over 9 years. She is assisting an upper level Intermediate batch of students. Krithika has begun taking an active role in the performance division of Vrindavan.
 
Punam Sinha
 
Punam is Vrindavan's Arangetram Advisor. She guides the parents of arangetram graduates through the lengthy process of an arangetram from start to finish.
 

 
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