Bharata Natyam dancer, Carnatic Vocalist, Research Scholar
Snigdha Venkataramani is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer, Carnatic vocalist and theatre artist. She has received training in Bharatanatyam from a very young age under the able tutelage of the world-renowned dance Guru, Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan. She has been performing in lead roles in choreographic presentations of her Guru and has independently conducted various Lecture Demonstrations, workshops and contact programs, nationally and internationally. At the age of 10, she received the Aadharshila award for exceptional talent in Bharatanatyam. Snigdha is also a recipient of the National Scholarship from the Department of Culture, Government of India. As an empaneled artiste of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), she has performed in many countries representing India as a Cultural Ambassador. She has also choreographed various group and solo performances for several prestigious organizations. She now continues to hone her skills from renowned dancer and sought-after Guru A. Lakshman, founder of Nrityalakshana in Chennai.
Apart from being
an established Bharatanatyam danseuse, Snigdha is an accomplished Carnatic
vocalist and has undergone training under various senior teachers for
over two decades, prominent among them being veteran vocalists Padmabhushan
Guru Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Sh. K. Vageesh and Smt. K. Sudha, Smt.
Sarada Subramanian and Guru Smt Radhakrishna. She is currently training
under the internationally-acclaimed vocal duo - Sh. K.N. Shashikiran and
Chitravina P. Ganesh, popularly known as the Carnatica Brothers. She also
learnt Theory in Music and Dance from eminent musicologist and former
Secretary of The Music Academy, Chennai, [Late] Sh. T. S. Parthasarathy.
She received the Junior Scholarship from the Center for Cultural Resources
and Training (CCRT), Government of India, and is a graded artiste of the
All India Radio, New Delhi. She has released two music albums - "SAMARPANAM",
of Carnatic music compositions and "NATYA MANJARI", which comprises
a repertoire for Bharatanatyam.
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