Soumya Muraleedharan

Profile

Soumya started her training in Bharatanatyam at the age of 7 under Smt.Sharadhamani Shekhar. Soumya is an Alumnus of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai and has been a direct disciple of Padmashree Guru Adyar K. Lakshman. Her other professional affiliations have been with Sri Kiran Subramanyam, Guru Shijith Krishna and Guru Smt. Bragha Bessel. Strongly ground in Kalakshetra technique and tradition with her ability to express beyond technique makes her dancing special and enjoyable.

She Secured second place at a state‐level dance competition, Pratiba Karanji in 2005‐2006 and have Attended and won several competitions at district and state level in folk and classical dance as well as in folk and classical music.

Soumya is also acquiring a Master’s degree in Bharatantyam from Sri Lalithakala Academy, Mysore. Soumya trains students in Bharatanatyam and other dance forms and is much loved for her natural ability to relate to her students. Soumya depicts perfection in executing both the emotional and pure dance aspects of Bharatanatyam, Abhinaya, folk dances, Kathakali, Kalaripayattu, Nattuvangam, Carnatic music, yoga & so on.  

Profile

Soumya started her training in Bharatanatyam at the age of 7 under Smt.Sharadhamani Shekhar. Soumya is an Alumnus of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai and has been a direct disciple of Padmashree Guru Adyar K. Lakshman. Her other professional affiliations have been with Sri Kiran Subramanyam, Guru Shijith Krishna and Guru Smt. Bragha Bessel. Strongly ground in Kalakshetra technique and tradition with her ability to express beyond technique makes her dancing special and enjoyable.

She Secured second place at a state‐level dance competition, Pratiba Karanji in 2005‐2006 and have Attended and won several competitions at district and state level in folk and classical dance as well as in folk and classical music.


Soumya is also acquiring a Master’s degree in Bharatantyam from Sri Lalithakala Academy, Mysore. Soumya trains students in Bharatanatyam and other dance forms and is much loved for her natural ability to relate to her students.

Notable performance

  • Vimshati – Sanatana Natyalaya, Moodbidri, 2006
  • Giligilippu, by Aseema Trust and Kalakshetra, Chennai, 2008
  • Kathakali- Sari, Satyabhama University, Chennai, 2008
  • ISKCON, Sri Krishna Shringar, Bangalore, 2009 & 2010
  • “Nilam Pesinal”, dance production by Nidheesh - at Kalakshetra, 2009
  • Margam , Rukmini Arangam ,Kalakshetra, Chennai, 2010
  • IIT- Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, 2010
  • “Aaranyam”, IIC- India International Centre, Delhi, 2010
  • Svanubhava Festival, at Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya, Delhi & Kalakshetra, Chennai, 2011
  • Samsarga, Delhi , 2011
  • Dasyam Nritholsavam, conducted by Gopika Varma , at R.K Swamy Hall, Chennai, 2013
  • Star of Karnataka, Kasturi TV Channel – Season 1, 2015
  • Various assorted festivals for Kalakshetra Foundation, Nationwide, 2006-2012
  • Lions Club, Moodbidri, 2012-2015

Other projects

  • Dissertation on Abhinaya Darpanam, a key text on Bharatanatyam by Abhinava Gupta 2010‐2011
  • Dissertation on a Varnam (type of composition) by the Tanjore Quartette which dealt with
  • an interpretation on a well‐known choreography by Mylapore Smt. Gowri Ammal 2009‐2010
  • Taught Kathakali as a part of Giligilippu, a workshop for children, organized at Kalakshetra Foundation
  • 2008
  • Attended workshops on voice culture, Kathakali, Sanskrit, sculpture, Natyashastra and specific types of dance compositions

Education

Education

Post Diploma in Bharatanatyam, First class

2010 - 2012
Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai

Bharatanatyam, abhinaya, Chreography,folk dances and Carnatic vocal

Diploma in Bharatanatyam, First Class

2006 - 2010
Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai

Subjects covered included Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, folk dances, Carnatic music, Nattuvangam, Abhinaya, Yoga, Kalaripayattu, Sanskrit, Tamil, Temple Architecture, theory of dance and painting

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