Divya Ravi

Bharathanatyam

Divya Ravi is a Bharatanatyam practitioner, performing artiste, choreographer and educator. Recognized as one of the most prominent young soloists today, Divya’s sensitive and immersive performances are marked by fluid movement vocabulary, finesse in expressions, innate musicality, and a commanding stage presence. 

 

Divya has extensively performed at coveted dance festivals in India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Hong Kong, UK and China.She is also intensively trained in the Navarasa Sadhana actor training module under Sri G Venu, and she continues to explore her artistic pursuits in the UK, training with Sri. Mavin Khoo. 

Pranamya Suri 

Kuchupudi

Pranamya Suri began her training in Kuchipudi under the guidance of her mother, Smt. Srilatha Suri- a disciple of the renowned Padmasri Dr. Sobha Naidu, at the tender age of five. After completing 18 years of persistent and meticulous training under her beloved mother, she developed elegance, precision, and devotion as a beautiful Kuchipudi dancer. She had the prestige to train under Dr.Sobha Naidu, as well.

Times of India acknowledged Pranamya as “a dancer par excellence who has made her mark in Kuchipudi” Eenadu stated that “[her performance] was a heart-thrilling presentation.” 

Shonchori Mukherjee

Bharathanatyam

Shonchori Mukherjee is a sixteen year old who will be a rising senior at New Providence High School, NJ. Shonchori's has developed into a matured dancer under the able guidance of Guru Suba Ramesh Parmar and her mom Guru Sanjeeta Mukherjee. Shonchori has given several solo and group performances for various fund raising events in schools and many organizations and completed her Arangetram in 2018. SShe has received the title of Nritya Kalashree Samman from her recent performance online in India dance festival (Nritya Kalashree 2020), third place in NrutyaPadma, Pune and first place in AIDA Ojhas, Chattisgarh ( India online competitions) She has also been selected to perform in the recent marghazi festivals in San Francisco and London.

Shonchori Mukherjee is a sixteen year old who will be a rising senior at New Providence High School, NJ. Shonchori's has developed into a matured dancer under the able guidance of Guru Suba Ramesh Parmar and her mom Guru Sanjeeta Mukherjee. Shonchori has given several solo and group performances for various fund raising events in schools and many organizations and completed her Arangetram in 2018. SShe has received the title of Nritya Kalashree Samman from her recent performance online in India dance festival (Nritya Kalashree 2020), third place in NrutyaPadma, Pune and first place in AIDA Ojhas, Chattisgarh ( India online competitions) She has also been selected to perform in the recent marghazi festivals in San Francisco and London.

Smaranika Jena

Odissi 

Smaranika started her Odissi training in 1987 at Bhanja Kala Kendra, Rourkela, Odisha under Guru Sri Drubacharan Biswal and Guru Sri

Bishnu Ch. Nayak. She has completed Advance Course and repertoire Course at the prestigious Odissi Research Centre under the guidance of Padmashree Guru Kumkum Mohanty. She is Nrutya Bisarad certified by Bhanja Kala Kendra, Rourkela, Odisha which is governed by the Pracheen Kala Kendra at Chandigarh. She has also been a part of the research team

and the performing team at Sankalp, a premier

research institute in New Delhi headed by Kasturi Pattaniak. Currently she is working with Guru Dr Kaustavi Sarkar. She is aiding Sarkar in her dance and community research work by creating online communities of practice.

Swathi Jaisankar

Bharathanatyam

Swathi Jaisankar is a Bharatanatyam Dancer based in New Jersey, USA. She has won

numerous accolades and has given several solo performances in the US and abroad,

Swathi is the Creative Director of Dance for IndianRaga, an organization that promotes Indian Fine Arts. Through this platform, she has choreographed and performed in over 25 major productions that have received millions of views online, as well as wide acclaim from the artistic community and broad audiences alike. She has been trained in the Pandanallur and Vazhuvoor traditions under her Gurus Smt. Suba Parmar, Sri. Swamimalai K. Suresh, and more recently under Smt. Aishwarya Balasubramanian through the NH Arts Grant.

 

Raman Kalyan

Flute

Breathing magical melodies on the Indian bamboo flute, Flute virtuoso Raman Kalyan is one of the leading flautists in the Carnatic style of music. Raman with his unique style has captivated audiences globally. Raman has released over 80 CDs and many DVDs achieving the # 1 spot on theapple Itunes world music charts.  

Apart from being a soloist, Raman won the “Best Flautist Award” from Madras Music Academy twice for his concert during December Music Festival 2009 & 2013.

Lifetime Achievement
Award Recipient 

Raasa Dhirana

Guru Vandana Arts Academy

Guru Vandana Arts Academy presents a thematic dance drama retelling the story of a enchanting night, wherein Krishna meets the Gopikas in a lush forest. “Raasa Dhirana,” created by Guru Smt. Akila Iyer, uses five lilting Thillanasa to bring to life a lively tale from the Bhagavatham

Navya Maitri Konda
Vedya Spurthi Konda 

Bharathanatyam - Kuchupudi

Navya Maitri Konda had her formative training in Bharatanatyam under Smt. Deepa Mahadevan and pursues further training under Smt. Shweta Prachande. In addition, after graduating from Stanford University in 2019, she spent 6 months in Chennai, during which time she also had the opportunity of observing and learning abhinaya under Guru Smt. Priyadarsini Govind. 

Vedya Spurthi Konda had her foundational training under Smt. Himabindu Challa and now pursues advanced training at the ShivaMohanam institute of Kuchipudi, primarily under Smt. Padmavani Mosalikanti. Vedya Spurthi has also performed in numerous traditional Kuchipudi ballets, and presented solo performances in the US, India, and Mexico. She is a 2017 National YoungArts Foundation Winner, a 2018 IndianRaga Kuchipudi Fellow, and the 2018 Saptami Foundation National 1st prize winner in Kuchipudi. 

Rishab Rikhiram Sharma, is the fourth generation of the renowned Rikhi Ram family of luthiers ​started playing the Sitar at the age of 10. Rishab's father, master luthier Sanjay Sharma (Rikhi Ram), was his first Guru. After showing great commitment to his instrument Pt. Ravi Shankar, blessed him by taking him under his guidance, Rishab became Raviji’s youngest disciple. After Pt. Ravi Shankar’s unfortunate demise, Rishab continued his Sitar training under Pt. Parimal Sadaphal, who is one of the most senior disciples of Pt. Ravi Shankar. Rishab is a full-time performing musician living in NYC. 

Rishab R Sharma

Sitar

Rishab Rikhiram Sharma, is the fourth generation of the renowned Rikhi Ram family of luthiers ​started playing the Sitar at the age of 10. Rishab's father, master luthier Sanjay Sharma (Rikhi Ram), was his first Guru. After showing great commitment to his instrument Pt. Ravi Shankar, blessed him by taking him under his guidance, Rishab became Raviji’s youngest disciple. After Pt. Ravi Shankar’s unfortunate demise, Rishab continued his Sitar training under Pt. Parimal Sadaphal, who is one of the most senior disciples of Pt. Ravi Shankar. Rishab is a full-time performing musician living in NYC. 

Navatman Dance Company

"Tripura"

Humanity is at a crossroads. How did we get to this point of destruction?

Tripura is set ablaze by the power and might of Lord Shiva, a result of the Deva’s and Asura’s never ending battles. Using the lens of Hindu mythology, the human psyche is

revealed in this exploration of oppression and silencing, and how we bring destruction upon

ourselves from within.