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The history of Bharatanatyam can be traced from ancient inscriptions and poetic works. It is seen that dynasties like Kadamba, Ganga, Chola, Pandya, Chalukya, Hoysala, Vijayanagara and other rulers patronized this art during their reign. Temple architecture has also emphasized the fact that fine arts and culture were given a special place in history.

Learn and master the primary components of the art form i.e. nritta( abstract rhythmic component), nritya (abhinaya or expressions) and natya (dramatic storytelling through dance) through the diploma program of 5 years, that handholds a student from the foundational aspects and progresses through various levels such as Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels of learning.

Group classes at the IME and online one-to-one classes are offered for this course, which are handled by expert faculty.


Instructor Profile:


Priyanka Srikantapuram, a Bharatanatyam dancer, has trained under the able guidance of Karnataka Kalashree Guru Smt. Revathi Narasimhan. She practices the traditional Vazhavoor Ramaiah Pillai Baani. Priyanka holds a bachelor’s degree from Christ University in Performing Arts and also completed MSc in Clinical Psychology. She has completed her pre-Vidwath examination conducted by Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board in flying colors and also trained in Karnatik vocal. While Priyanka continues to pursue advanced training, she is passionate about developing innovative teaching methods to promote Indian classical dance amongst the younger generation.