NSOD is excited to announce that Ms. Sanjana Kondapalli has joined our school as a Dance Instructor. She began learning Bharathanatyam at the tender age of 6 under the able guidance of Mrs.Sunitha Raj. She has performed numerous times at many different events, specializaing in various styles from Bollywood to Bharathanatyam. She completed her Arangetram at the age of 15. She has starred in NSOD's major dance drama productions including Ramayana and Shiva Shakti. Ms.Sanjana says she wants to turn this 10 years of learning into a rewarding experience of teaching.
Sunitha Raj, popularly known as "KODAI MAZHAI" Vidya in the movie world is a well known exponent of Indian classical dance who received her training in the Vazhuvoor style of Bharatanatyam from world renowned Guru Sri Padmashree Vazhuvoor Ramaiyya Pillai and his son Sri Kalaimamani Vazhuvoor R.Samaraj.
She began dancing at the tender age of 3 and did her arangetram at the age of 11. She has had the privilege of experiencing the age old tradition of 'Gurukul'. To date, she has given more than 200 dance recitals all over the world. She has enriched the cultural life of the Carolinas by dedicating herself to teaching and performing classical dance over the past ten years.
Sunitha has also earned the love and devotion of her fans not only through dance, but through numerous South Indian movies. She is also known as 'Kodai Mazhai Vidya' and 'Vidyashree' and has paired with leading stars like Mamooty, Mohan Lal, Jayaram, Ambarish, Anant Nag, Shivraj Kumar and so many others. She has performed bollywood dances all over the world via Stage shows / Star Nites with stalwarts such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mamooty, Mohan Lal, etc...
Mrs.Bhuvana Gopal, started learning Bharathanatyam at the age of six under the guidance of Sri. Krishnam Panicker. She was a main performer at the prestigious Indian National Theater in Mumbai. She has performed at various events, most notably being her performance of Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘Discovery Of India’ in his esteemed presence. She has been successfully running a dance school in Chennai, India. We are excited and proud to have her as an instructor at NRITHYANJALI School Of Dance.