Sneha Vivek, the Artistic Director of "Natyanjali" comes from a small
town on the outskirts of Udupi, the rice bowl for fine arts and ancient
hindu mythology. Smt Sneha started her training in Bharathanatyam at a
very early age. Her first three years of training was under the
guidance of Smt Mallika Kannan. She continued her training in the
Pandanallur style of Bharathnatyam from the renowned Guru Vidwan
Chandrashekar Navada. Guru Vidwan Chandrashekar Navada is the disciple
of the "Karnataka Kala Thillaka" Sri Ullal, Mohan Kumar.
Sneha has to her credit more than 250 dance recitals in India and
innumerous competitive awards. She passed the Bharathnatyam dance exams
conducted by the State government of Karnataka,India with flying
colours. She has dedicated the last 25 years to Indian classical dance
and enjoyed a decade of teaching experience in Bharathanatyam and folk
dance. Smt Sneha has also received training in Yakshagana from Sri
Prathish Kumar. Sri Prathish Kumar is a prominent Guru at the
Yakashagana Kala Kendra, Udupi. He received his training from the
legendary Dr. Shivarama Karanth.
Smt Sneha has imbibed from
her mentors the best of Indian art, culture and aesthetics. With Guru
Vidwan Chandrashekar Navada's blessings, Sneha started the Natyanjali
school of dance at Rohnert Park,USA in 2005. She currently runs her
dance school in Fremont,CA.