Nritya Laya Darpan (NLD) was founded in October 2010. Since then, we have seen many successful programs, collaborations, productions, workshops, Arangetrams and much more. Ever since inception NLD has been thriving to teach and pass down values imbibed through the traditional methods of learning. All this would be unimaginable without the trust and support of my dearest NLD family. Every student and parent makes NLD what it is today and I am ever grateful to the Lord, and to all my Gurus for this blessing. While In-person class has been the model at NLD, pandemic did teach us to use virtual methodologies of learning that every student so comfortably adapted. Classes are now held at our very own studio - 7000 Village Parkway, Suite H, Dublin, CA - 94568. To reach out for classes, email us at or fill out a form on thispageand we will get back to you.  

Accomplishment by our school during our 10th year - 2020

  • While we had a few in person dance performances by students and our artistic director during the first few months, with the world quickly moving to virtual mode, NLD adapted to it as well and gave several online performances that were showcased via live streaming by many organizations across the globe. 

  • Among other accomplishments within Nritya Laya Darpan, we launched our off shoot "Darpana Reflector Series", a platform for aspiring learners through topic based workshops conducted under esteemed artists like Sri. Vaibhav Arekar, Smt. Vidhya Subramanian, Sri. Parshwanath Upadhye and many other stalwarts. Additionally, Darpana also serves as a platform for young aspirants to showcase their learning and passion. All the sessions were very well received leaving the participants yearning for more. We also took the opportunity to give back to the artiste community by donating a portion of the honorarium to professionals in this field who have been affected by the pandemic. Go to our dedicated page for this platform for details on upcoming workshops & initiatives at DRS.

  • Launch of our in house publication - The Darpan Gazette bringing together all the students and families with interesting updates, topics on mythology, theory and much more. A candid conversation with our artistic director was also put together as a video interview by the newsletter team.

  • Nritya Sudharnava ~ Nectarine Ocean of Dance an in house performance series was inaugurated under the esteemed presence of Dr. Sridhar Vasudevan. The maiden performance of the series was by our student Kum. Varsha Punati.

  • Between 2021 & 2022, we also staged 4 more students with their Arangetram. Check out the  page  for more details on our student milestones.

​Upcoming Performances

Our School over the years...

Reflecting the Art of Dance and Rhythm

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