Dance Center for Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi & Mohiniattam
Divya Shanker was initiated in the divine art of Indian classical dance at a tender age of four by Guru Radha Aravind. She further trained under Guru Kalamandalam Saraswathy at Nrityalaya School of Dance in Kerala India where she perfected and embellished the unique styles of three dance forms of South India -- Bharatanāṭyaṁ, Mohiniattam and Kūchipūḍi. She is also trained in Kalaripayattu, an ancient Kerala martial art. At present she is under the tutelage of Bharathanatyam exponents, Guru N.Srikanth and Ashwathy Srikanth, who are the current "torch bearers" of Nrityalaya School of Dance.
Divya has given performances in several places in India and Texas .She was recognized and awarded for her excellence in Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam at the Kerala State youth festival. Apart from performing, she is also an accomplished dance instructor. She is the Director of DIVYATHRAYAM Dance Center in Austin, Texas. She started the dance school in 2008 to support community-building and spread Indian culture and heritage. She is also a member of Stage Sanchaar a Non-profit Organization, collaborating with several seasoned artists in Austin.
Her creative choreography brings out the dance theme alive with beautiful expressions and her own unique elegant steps. She has choreographed several classical and semiclassical art forms and presented in various associations in Texas. To broaden her expertise and give exposure to her students, she works with several renowned artists from India - Guru Jai Kishore Mosalikanti and Padmavani Mosalikanti exponents in Kuchipudi, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathi Menon exponents in Bharathanatyam from Kalakshetra.
Email - Divyathrayam@yahoo.com