Founder: Chrada Sheoratan (Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer)
Since childhood Chrada showed interest in many forms of dance and music. At a tender age, she gained a base in classical ballet. At the age of 8, she got intrigued by South Indian dance and was soon taught in the Kalakshetra style. After completing a dance training in The Netherlands, she continued her dance training by traveling to India and England. Chrada holds her Advanced Certificate 2 in Bharata Natyam with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) from England. Chrada continues to be trained by well-known teachers and choreographers from India and England.
Besides being a Bharata Natyam dancer, Chrada is also a teacher and a choreographer of her own dance productions.
“Dance became a real passion and enthusiasm for the art is vibrant”.
Shashwathi Jagadish (Music teacher)
Shashwathi Jagadish, a Carnatic Musician from Chennai is a student or Shri. AKS Murali and has also been trained by Kalaimamani Smt. Bhushany Kalyanaraman, Smt. Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam and Sri. Neyveli Ganeshan. In addition to training under these Gurus, she also holds a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Madras. She was only 14 when she was awarded the title “Sangeetha Bhaskara” from the Gnanaskandan Trust, Chennai. She has performed at numerous temples and Sabhas all over South India. Shashwathi also provides vocal support for Bharatanatyam performances. She made her debut in films by singing a Telugu song for Isaignani Illayaraja for the movie Gayam-2. She also has the title song for the Kannada Serial “Chikkamma” on Udhaya TV, which was nominated for the Best Singer award. She has sung backing vocals for numerous prominent music directors of the South Indian film industry such as Ramesh Vinayakam, Sharreth, D Imman and Vijay Antony to name a few. Or special mention here is the performance of the song Mental Manadhil from the movie OK Kanmani for the Isai Puyal AR Rahman. Her latest film song was for the upcoming Telugu movie Crime 23 sung for music director Vishal Chandrashekar.
As a music teacher, she taught for three years at the Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai.
Working with young children, in the pursuit of this precious art form.
Proteeti Battacharjee (Dance teacher – Kathak)
Proteeti Bhattacharjee has been groomed in Kathak under the able guidance of guru Smt. Vaswati Misra since the age of 4. She graduated top of her class and holds a diploma from the prestigious Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and Visharad under Guru-Shishya parampara from Pandit Shambhu Maharaj Kathak cademy, New Delhi. She was introduced to the professional stage from early on and performed in prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad as a member of “Dhwani” repertory founded by her guru and participated in choreographic compositions of legendary Pt. Birju Maharaj. She has toured with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) with her guru to Bangladesh, Europe and nations of South America including performances at the 7th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan at Suriname. She has been featured on television, performed at an Indo-Japan exchange program and has delivered noted solo performances at “Saratchandrika” and “Dikshantoutsav”, organized by Kathak Kendra New Delhi; “Nidagh”, organized by Dhwani and has performed for Padatik Kala Sangam, Kolkata. She has performed solo at various cultural events organized in Heidelberg (Germany). Proteeti has imparted Kathak lessons and organized workshops.
Proteeti is a gold medalist in MSc Molecular and Human Genetics from Banaras Hindu University, India and holds a PhD in molecular biology from European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Curiosity and creativity are intrinsic to science, arts and human consciousness. Proteeti appreciates and values the beauty in the “lateral connect” of her training in both fields of science and performing arts.
Rajashree Warrier (Dance teacher – Natya Work-out)
Rajashree Warrier is a Bollywood style dancer, choreographer, a Zumba instructor and owner at Naach2bollywood beats( NBB) which is based in the Hague.
Rajashree started a new concept in The Netherlands called Bolly-Zumba which is a great dance workout routine on Bollywood songs and involves Bollywood moves designed in a way that you have fun and burn calories too.
Rajashree trains kids and adults of all ages in Bollywood style dancing. She has a lot of experience in conducting Bollywood themed birthday workshops, corporate workshops and event-based/ wedding choreography.