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Smt. Vidhya Subramaniam - After much longing and yearning, I sought to continue and pursue my passion to learn from Vidhya Akka and she ever graciously agreed to spare time from her busy schedule to train me with nuances of the art form as perceived from an artiste's point of view. Sessions with Vidhya Akka are very enriching and informative. Akka has also been the source for me to learn the art of nattuvangam and mentor me in the same for my Arangetram. Although my time with Akka has been a little over a year, but it feels like I have been under her able guidance for a very long time....maybe a bond beyond this lifetime.
Guru Shri K.J.Govindarajan & Smt. Kalaivani Rajmohan - Guruji as I fondly called him, adopted me as his disciple after my first guru moved back south and my yearning for the art form kept brewing. Under his able tutelage and guidance, the love for the art form started growing. Following strict routines, he encouraged me to complete my arangetram. Upon the completion of which, I realized that I could not let go of the aesthetic dance from my life. Just about a year later, Guruji left me and many others only to leave us yearning to be satisfied which in my case was fulfilled by his daughter/disciple Smt. Kalaivani Rajmohan. I trained under her guidance until 2000 after which I moved to Bay Area, CA, USA.
My Gurus - connection points with Supreme Divine
Smt. Aruna Subramaniam - My first dance teacher came from southern India and was living in government allotted quarters. She has been a true inspiration for me to know how dedication, passion and commitment can turn to accomplishments which is not bound by age. She taught tirelessly for several years and gave me a lot of opportunities to rid myself of the fears of being on stage with several pairs watching over. She now resides in Tanjore District of Tamil Nadu, where she continues to teach young girls. She was recently awarded with Dr.APJAbdul Kalam Award in recognition to her efforts in Bharatanatyam.
Smt. Gayatri Subramaniam - Akka as I fondly address, received her initial training from her foster parents Guru Shri G.V. Ramani andSmt. Ranganayaki, Periappa and Periamma as she called them, who were both pioneers in the field of dance. At a stage where I was deprived from regular learning under a Guru, Akka generously accepted me under her tutelage.