Company Dancers

Nithya Garg

 

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Nithya Garg

Performing and the arts have always been an integral part of Nithya’s life. As an arts school student throughout her high school years and having trained for over 10 years in bharatanatyam (one of the most popular South Asian classical dance forms), she is a natural performer. Nithya officially completed her arangetram (dance graduation) in 2013 under the tutelage of Lata Pada of Sampradaya Dance Academy and has since performed in various dance productions. Some of her most recent dance highlights include: Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend 2014 (Toronto), India’s Independence Day Celebration (Ottawa) and Sampradaya Dance Creations classical production Prayoga ( Mississauga).  Nithya hopes to continue to pursue her passion in dance as well as in the theatrical arts. She is currently working towards her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto.

Aarti Joseph

Aarti Joseph

 

 

 

 

Aarti Joseph

Aarti Joseph began training in Bharatnatyam under Lata Pada in 1998 and has since begun performing with Sampradaya Dance Creations. Her recent credits with the company include SARUPYAM – Visions of the Divine, Kavya Natyam, Shunya, Vivarta: Manifestations of Vishnu & HOWZAAT!(England and India Tour), Kaatrinile Varum Geetham, and Kshetram – Dancing the Divine. She has had the privilege of working with renowned artists including Mavin Khoo, Natasha Bakht, and Guru Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram. In 2010, she had the opportunity to perform in a site specific piece created by Natasha Bakht – Dafeena (nominated for a Dora award for Oustanding New Choreography). Aarti was also invited to perform as a guest artist in Lokashemam, a dance production choreographed by Guru Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram, in Mumbai, India (2008). Aarti, also an assistant teacher at the SAMPRADAYA Dance Academy, holds an Honours B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.

 

Atri Nundy

 

 

 

Atri Nundy

The passion for dance was formed at a very young age for Atri Nundy when she started learning Bharatanatyum at Sampradaya Dance Academy under her teacher Lata Pada. After completing her arangetram (graduation) in 2005, she continues to work as a teacher at Sampradaya Dance Academy and is a Company dancer and choreographer at Sampradaya Dance Creations. She has toured extensively in India and in the UK and has performed in various prestigious venues across the nation. She has attended a variety of workshops including ones that have been conducted by highly acclaimed artists such as Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram, Priyadarshini Govind, Leela Samson and Mavin Khoo.

While training in Bharatanatyum, Atri was fortunate enough to be able to train in various dance forms, such as rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, jazz and acrobatics during her childhood. This combination has given her the opportunity and interest to explore beyond the traditional realms of Bharatanatyum. She recently had the opportunity to work with Nova Bhattacharya on a contemporary piece, Broken Lines, during Summerworks 2016. Although she continues to practice traditional repertoire, she has a keen interest in collaborating with other art forms to not only strengthen her own foundations but also to find a different movement vocabulary.

     
 
Abirami-Sri-Rajah

Abirami-Sri-Rajah

   

Abi Sri-Rajah

Abirami Sri Rajah has been with Sampradaya for the past 12 years, and prior to that she was trained under the Kalakshetra style. Ms. Rajah had completed her Arangatram in 2006 at Sri Narayani Temple in Vellore, India. Ms. Rajah has performed in many company productions including, Kshetram, Kavya Natyam, Canada 150 and Erasing Borders Festival of India in NYC. Ms. Rajah is currently working fulltime as a General Accountant and is also continuing her studies in pursuing her CGA designation.

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Luxmy Sri Rajah

 

 

Luxmy Sri Rajah

Luxmy Rajah began her Bharatanatyam training at Sampradaya Dance Academy under the guidance of Lata Pada in 1999 and completed her Arangetram in the summer of 2011. Luxmy has been performing with both the Academy and the Company for some years. Her most recent performances include: Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend 2014, the Company’s own production Pravaham (2013)  and a collaboration with the Oakville Ballet called Parallels (2013).  Currently, Luxmy working on completing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto.

     

 Apprentice Company Dancers

In alphabetical order:

  • Malvika Iyer
  • Renuka Iyer
  • Aishwarya Menon
  • Malati Rajagopalan
  • Namitha Shastri
  • Purawai Vyas