Shruthipriya
Bharatanatyam Dancer, Tamil Nadu, India
Biography

Bhartha Natyam comes from the words Bhava(expression), Raga(music) and Natya(classic Indian Theatre). Kumari Shruthipriya was initiated into the art of Bharatha Natyam at the age of 4 under the tutelage of Guru Sri. Suriya Narayana Moorthy. She is not one of the prime disciples of Bharathakshtra. She is also refining her abhinaya with abhinaya exponent Guru Smt Bragh Bessell.

Dancing is her life and soul. Kumari Shruthipriya's grit, determination along with her hard work marks her performances. She has rendered many solo performances in the leading sabhas in addition to her Guru's group ballets bagging the leading roles in the choregraphies. Agility makes her to earn the laurels. Se is dedicated to her Guru and finds inspirations in them. She has imbibed her Guru's distinctive style.

Filled with Sparkling energy Shruthipriya makes Bharatha Natyam a pleasure to watch. "I perform my dance, where I make the rasikas to feel what I feel" says Shruthipriya.

Shows & Major Performances

Salangai Pooja - 2002
Arangetram - 2004
Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple - 2004
Natyanjali - Salem 2005
Pushpanjali Cultural Trust - Mylapore Fine Arts in 2005
Natyanjali Festival- Chidambaram 2006
Gana Mukunda Priya - 2006, 2007
Kalpakkam Dance Festival - Kalpakkam 2007
Sumukhi Rajasekaran Memorial Foundations, 5 times
Natyanjali Festival - Kumbakonam 2009
V.D.S. Arts Academy - 2007, 2009
Kartik Fine Arts - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Brahan Natyanjali - Thanjavur at Brahadeeshwar Temple 2007

Group Performances:
1. Toured Delhi with Radhika Shurajith :2008.
1. 80th Birthday of Bhagawan Sri Sri Sri Satya Sai Baha - playing the snitch role - Puttaparti: 2005
2. Natyarangam - Thennangur
3. Valli Kalyanam - Murugar Role: 2007
4. Srinivasa Kalyanam at Rani Seethai Hall: 2008
5. Shri Maha Ganapaihim at Bharatb Kalachar :2009
6. Indian Dance Festival - Mamallapuram :2010
7. Bhavayami Raghuramam (Ram Role) at Bharath Kalachar in 2011

Performance Under Other Gurus:
1. Raghauendhra (Krishna Role) under Hema Rajan's Nrituopasana in the year 2006.
2. Participated in the production of Radhika Shurajith's Kalaignar programme.
3. Participated in the production of Ambhika Kameshuiar's RASA'10 at Narada Gana Sabha.

Kuchipudi Performance:
1. Toured Delhi with Radhika Shurajith :2008.

GROUP PERFORMANCES:
- Gokula Thilaka Sri Krishna With her Guru's Troop at Barat Kalachar.
- Participated in the production of Smt. Rhadha'sYuddha Ghandam At shri Krishna GhanaSabha.
- Participated in the production of Narthaki Natraj's Ayodhya Ghandam At shri Krishna GhanaSabha.

WORSHOPS:
Participated in the workshop conducted by
-Shri. C.V. Chandresekar
-Smt.Priyadarshini Govind
-Smt.Lakshmi Vishwanathan

PARTICIPATED IN:
-Dasyam festival.
-Parthasarathy Swami Sabha Dance Festival.
-Navarasa Navarathri by Kartik fine arts at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

TV Programmes:
1. DHOORDARSHAN
2. JAYA TV - Thaka dhimi tha - 1st Prize in 2005 and 2010

Participation in Workshops:
Workshop conducted by
-Rojakannan
-Narasimachari for ABHAI.

Step Outside India:
Toured around Malaysia and Singapore with her Guru in 2006 and 2008 - under Shiva Shakthi Dance Academy (Vasanthi Harpal Singh)

DVD Release:
Under Kalavardhini - Pancha Ratna Kritis in the year 2008

Contact:
72/5, Brindavan Street Extn,
West Mambalam, Chennai 600033.
Phone: +44.4261.4014
Mobile: +91.98400.19655
Website: www.shruthipriya.com

Awards & Recognitions

NATYABALABRAHMAM

by Shri Sumukhi Rajasekaran Memorial Foundations - Non Stop 30 Thiruppavais in 2005

YUVASHRI KALA BHARATHI

by Bharaihi Yuva Kendra, Madurai in 2007

NATYA CHUDAR

from Kartik Fine Arts.

BEST DANCER & 1st Prize

from V.D.S Arts Academy

Gold Medal

from VDS Arts Academy in 200B, 2010

First Prize

at Kishore Vihar in 2002, 2003
at Karur Natyalaya in Namakkal in 2006
at Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam

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