About the Artist
Hailing from the Pandanllur School of dance, Soundarya, disciple of Guru Smt. Narmada, true to her style of dancing, is all exuberant and lively. A gold medalist in her master’s degree in Bharatanatyam, Soundarya has evloved into a very fine exponent of the art. She has top accolades like ‘A Top’ gradation in Doordarshan, Senior Fellow Scholarship from Sangeet Natak Academy New Delhi, awards and titles in state and national levels have come Soundarya’s way.
Tyagaraja, Padmanabha Namostuthe, Jagadananda Karaka are highly successful dance productions, which soundarya has choreographed.
Having great privelege of learning varied aspects of abhinaya from Guru B.Bhanumathi, Soundarya has extensively performed all over India in all major festivals and Sabhas. Has travelled to the USA, Netherlands, Australia and the Europe on performance tours along with her husband D.S.Srivathsa. This dancer-singer couple head the institution Narthana Keerthana, a school, under which banner music and dance festivals featuring upcoming dancers and musiciams are organised.
She has successfully completed Doctoral degree awarded by Bangalore University upon successful completion of her Ph.D, thesis relating classical dance and movies, under the able guidance of Dr. Nagesh.V.Bettakote.