Established in 2013, Natyaroha is the brain child of Vidushi Dr. Nithya Ramesh. The organization is a center for learning, research and growing, and aims to attract individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds who have an interest in Indian Classical Dance. At Natyaroha, students are encouraged to learn at their own pace using collaborative and cooperative learning pedagogies. As a trained researcher, Nithya also serves as a mentor on research projects and provides guidance on the methodological aspects of research in dance.
Vid. Nithya Ramesh
Nithya is a disciple of Guru Sri Ashok Kumar from Bangalore, India and has been practicing Bharatanatyam for over two decades. She has successfully completed the Vidwath Poorva and Vidwath Antima (advanced scholar level) dance exams conducted by the Karnataka State Secondary Education Board in Bangalore, earning the title ‘Vidushi’. She completed her ‘Arangetram' in 2007 and since then, as a solo artist, she has ventured to perform globally and has received many accolades for her performances. She is a scholarship recipient from the Karnataka Sangetha Nritya Academy and has been felicitated by the Bangalore Fine Arts Appreciation club for her contribution to the field of dance. Nithya was also selected as a graded artist for television by Doordarshan Chandana in 2014. Nithya is a Research Fellow with the Aseemkala Initiative for the 2022-23 academic year. Nithya is also a dentist by trade and is currently pursuing her doctorate studies at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. More information about her previous performances can be found here.
Nithya conducts in-person classes for Bharatanatyam and Folk/Fusion in Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island, USA, and online classes via Zoom. Please click on the Classes page to learn more. If you are an enrolled student, please click here for class resources.
Nithya is available to perform for fifteen minutes to 1 hour long slots. Performances can be customized from classical Indian cultural pieces to interpretations of contemporary issues, or folk and semi-classical dances. Please see the Enquiries page to get in touch for collaborations.
"As my first adventure into classical Indian dance I could not have asked for a better experience. Challenging and elegant, Nithya provides a terrific combination of expertise, deeply rooted education into a beautiful culture and a fun dance class. It does not get any better than this!" - Suzy W.
"As someone who has very little dance experience, I feel really comfortable in Nithya’s class. I’ve really enjoyed learning about Hindu traditions while practicing the movements. While we work hard in the class, it’s not so strenuous that it isn’t accessible to most people." - Marga K.
"Nithya gave a thrilling performance for my wedding and enthralled the guests with her graceful moves and captivating expressions. She even gave a quick background on the meaning behind the dance to educate our guests who were unaware about the significance and history behind the dance. She transported all of us to a different world and made my wedding a memorable one." - Prasad K.