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Name: AATMA Performing Arts
Field: Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Fusion, Folk Dance, Dance Entertainment, Dance Choreography
Address: Locations in Morganville, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, Edison, NJ, North Brunswick, NJ, and New York City
Misc. Info: To Register for Classes, please visit: www.aatmaperformingarts.com Bollywood, Semi-Classical, Folk, and Hip-Hop dance classes in New Jersey taught by award-winning instructors. Lean the basics from professional dance instructors and perform at events, showcases, and dance competitions. Our students have won first place at Naya Andaz for 2 years and have performed on stages throughout the USA. Contact Amit Shah from AATMA for details. Visit www.aatmaperformingarts.com for more information.
Name : Debasis Adhikari
Field: Rabindra Sangeet
Address: Jersey City
Telephone: home 516 270 7675
Misc Info: Debasis is well versed in all aspects of Rabindra-Sangeet. He started his musical training on Rabindra-Sangeet under the tutelage of a famous Rabindra-Sangeet exponent Sri Ashish Kumar Bhattacharya. He then earned a Gita-Bharati degree from Gitabitan, a well-known Rabindra-Sangeet school from Calcutta, India. He also got training from the late Arabinda Biswas, a famous Rabindra-Sangeet singer. Following this he received further advanced training from the late Kanika Bandopadhyay (Mohordi), a legendary Rabindra-Sangeet singer. Rabindra Sangeet lessons are offered in Advanced, Regular and Basic category. Location is in Long Island, NY; Queens, NY and Jersey City, NJ. Individual and group lessons are available. Contact for details.
Name: Shivaranjini Amarapuram
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Bhavageethe, Janapadageethe and Devaranama, and Karaoke
Address: Edison, NY
Misc. Info: Shivaranjini Amarapuram a disciple of Carnatic classical perfectionist "Suvarnamma" have performed in numerous events at a very young age and also been trained in Light music, Folk songs, Dasarapada and Devaranama. Since I had passion for music gradually I developed to sing karaoke songs as well. Always given a creative, concentration and constructive diversion while performing and a big believer of "Excellence in Music" is the key to make this Art a part of all her lives in the years to come.
Name: Sandhya Anand
Field: Carnatic Violin, Carnatic Vocal, Music Theory
Address: North Jersey, NJ, US
Misc. Info: Sandhya Anand is a professional AIR graded musician having performed over 1200 concerts (vocal and violin) in all major sabhas in India and abroad. Having trained by maestros Sri T V Gopalakrishnan, Sri R Swaminathan and Smt Suguna Varadachary, she imparts traditional training rooted in sampradaya to aspiring students. As a violinist she has accompanied A top grade artistes like M/s Padmabhushan T V Gopalakrishnan, Padmabhushan Sri R K Srikantan, Sangita Kalacharya Suguna Varadachary, Sudha Raghunathan, Seetha Rajan, Vishakha Hari, P Unnikrishnan, Sikkil Gurucharan, Carnatica Brothers, Priya Sisters etc to name a few. She holds double Masters degree in Music and Sanskrit. Regular and disciplined classes. Keen students may contact for class schedule and details.
Name: Savitha Balasubramaniam
Field: Carnatic/ Devotional Music
Address: 18 Devon Rd, Edison, NJ
Misc. Info: I have been teaching Carnatic Music for the past 30 years in Mumbai. I am associated with Mulund Fine Arts for a long time now. I have taught students of all ages( 5 through 70). More recently I have started teaching long distance students through skype. I am in the US for a couple of months every year and would continue the classes through skype from Mumbai.
Name: Prabhakar Betrabet
Address: Plainsboro, NJ
Misc. Info: Shagird of Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan & Ustad Shabbir Nisar
Name: Geetha C.
Field: Carnatic Classical Music Vocal Classes
Address: 121 Jeremy Court, Edison, NJ
Misc. Info: I am a professionally trained Carnatic Classical Singer. I am Certified in Carnatic Classical Music from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University based at Hyderabad, India. I went to music school at Rajahmundry, India and have learned Carnatic Music for over 7 years. I have several performaces and accolades to my credit. I have a deep interest in teaching music and educating people about the divine art. You may contact me at 732-572-1393 for getting Vocal lessons for Classical Carnatic Music, Annamacharya Krithis and Utsava Sampradaya Keertanas.
Name: Swagata Chakraborty
Field: Hindustani Vocal, and Kathak dance
Address: 2 Inverness Lane, East Windsor, N.J. 08520
Misc. Info: Music info...Swagata has more than 20 years of classical training from Gurus of Bengal ( senia and Benaras gharana) has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She is a National Scholar from M.H.R.D. and Gold Medalist from Rabindra Bharati University in her Masters in vocal music. She has performed extensively in U.S and India. She gives tranings in.....pure hindusthani classical, bhajan, classical based movie songs, ranbindra sangeet, najrulgiti etc. Dance info....Swagata in a Nritya Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Academy . She took training in kathak from eminent Gurus of Bengal. She has 10 years teaching experience in India and 4 years of teaching in U.S.A. She teaches...kathak , folk and dance with different songs. www.swagatachakraborty.com
Name: Calai Chandra
Address: Newport, Jersey City, NJ
Misc. Info: Ms Calai Chandra, MFA in Bharatanatyam, is an experienced performing artiste and educator. She is also a certified Yoga teacher. For more info: jerseycitynewport.com
Name: Vijayasri Chandrasekaran
Field: Carnatic Music (Vocal)
Address: 360, Hawthorne road, north brunswick, NJ 08902.
1259 Rt.46E Bldg 4C Parsippany NJ
Misc. Info: I teach carnatic music for kids as well as adults. Website: www.vijayadhwani.com
Name: Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Field: Bharata Natyam, South Asian Performing Arts
Address: Princeton, New Jersey
Telephone: 609 430 0301
Misc. Info: Trained under eminent Guru the noted Bharatanatyam exponent Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam Bala works on developing and perfecting the style that would be seamless and fluid while yet retaining the precision, power & purity of line - typical of classical dance. Bala had the unique opportunity to learn the angas, charis nrittahastas, sthanas which go to form the 108 Karanas. The Karanas, which is the specialty of her Guru Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam - whose scholarly thesis on Karanas remains an inspiration to exponents in this field. Bala a senior disciple of her Guru, teaches a revived dance technique translating theoretical concepts into practice based on her Guru Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam's research and teaching. Bala focuses on creating and consolidating awareness about the link that the ancient heritage has through classical style of dance, by imparting valuable training to motivated students of Classical dance. Bala is the only North American based Bharatanatyam artist/ teacher to have produced internationally, critically acclaimed Bharatanatyam DVD's - Nandanar Charithram, MLV Favorites and KrishnaArpanam. Bala recently premiered her production 'Uddhava Gita - Lord Krishna's last message" - another first by a Bharatanatyam dancer.
Name: Deepal Chodhari
Address: Elsie Dr, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Telephone: 609 651 1001
Misc. Info: http://www.100strings.com Gifted as a vocalist and an instrumentalist (santoor), Deepal has been honored by highly recognized awards at State level from the University of Mumbai, as well as certificate of excellence from several renowned cultural organizations in India and USA. Acclaimed as a Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkhande University via Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Mumbai), Deepal has been pursuing the santoor since the past 20 years from her guruji, Shri Dinesh Sampat. With the blessings of her guruji, she pursues the santoor with a style evolved out of gayaki (vocal), gatkari (instrumental technique) and layakari (rhythmic improvisation). Her raga renderings on the santoor have a consistent clarity of tone & vigor. The style of music compositions have been passed on from her guruji through Maihar gharana. Her solid foundation in hindustani classical music also brings soulful emotions on the santoor with melodious patterns and gats. She underwent vocal training during her sangeet visharad from Smt. Shashikala Kaikini and thereafter under Smt. Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik. She also attained the NJ Folk Art Apprenticeship Award in the State of NJ under the guidance of Smt. Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik.
Name: Jalpa Choksi
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal, Harmonium, Keyboard, Bhajans, Light Music.
Address: Edison, NJ, USA
Misc. Info: Teaching Hindustani Classical Vocal, Harmonium, Keyboard, Bhajans and Light music since 1997. Visit http://jalpachoksi.tripod.com/ for more details.
Name: Suranjan B. Choudhury
Address: Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
Misc. Info: Performer and Teacher of Indian Music (Vocal). Categories are: Raag Based Classical & Modern Songs Bhajan and Thumri Nazrulgeeti Rabindrasangeet Raagprodhan Voice and Taal (Rhythm) Training Theory of Indian Music Reading & Writing Indian Music Notations Trainings for Digital Audio Recording Techniques, Audio Restoration and Manipulation. Please contact by phone or email for details. Thanks.
Name: DaadArts- A School of Visual and Performing Arts
Field: Indian Classical Dance: Kathak, Folk and Contemporary Dance, Visual Arts: Drawing and Painting, Indian Folk Arts and Crafts
Address: Lawrenceville, NJ, USA. Classes available in Lawrenceville, Princeton, East brunswick. Classes starting in other NJ areas.
Telephone: 908 510 2966
Misc. Info: DaadArts offers Diploma and Degree Courses in Kathak dance. We also offer Folk and Contemporary dance classes. Personal attention, small classes, Kids and Adults batches. No prior experience needed for beginners.
Name: Dancing Shiva Performing Arts Center
Field: Fusion, Bollywood, Bhangra, Garba, Hip-Hop
Address: 122 Charles St. Somerset, NJ 08873
Misc. Info: Jeanie Beri, head choreographer at DSPAC, has been dancing since the age of 4 with expertise in Odissi, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Bollywood and Modern Dance. The goal of DSPAC is to educate youth how dance can be expressive in more than one way. Log onto www.dspac.com for more information on class schedule and about the studio. Classes begin September 5th, 2006.
Name: Radhika Devrajan
Field: Violin Carnatic style
Address: 20 Barbara St, Kendall Park, Nj
Telephone: - 7322973232
Misc. Info: Radhika Devrajan recieved her initial training in violin under Guru Sri .S.V.Ramachandran (Mumbai) for several years and is currently recieving advanced training from Guru Sri Vittal Ramamoorthy and Smt. Kalyani Ramani .She has also recieved training in vocal for over 8 years.She has been performing for over 15 years in India and NJ.She conducts classes at "SWARADHIKA" School Of Music at Kendall Park . Lessons are taught on a one on one basis and also in batches. All lessons are taught vocaly before being taught to play on the violin.
Name: Sudha Shekhar Devulapalli
Address: 117 Elenor Dr, Kendall Park NJ - 08824
Misc. Info: visit www.kalanjalischoolofdance.com for more information. Accepting new students! Enroll now!
Name: Prasad Eswara
Address: Central NJ
Telephone: (646) 820-9504
Name: Swaroopa Gadgil
Field: Marathi Sugam Sangeet, Hindustani Classical vocal, Hindi Film Songs appropriate for children
Address: Eatontown, Monmouth County, NJ
Telephone: 732 440 4555
Misc. Info: Classical and Marathi Sugam Sangeet training for over 15 years since age 5. Completed Visharad Pratham from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.Teaching music to Adults and Children since 1998.
Name: Priya Ganesan
Address: 429, Willowbrook Dr, North Brunswick,NJ - 08902
Misc. Info: I have a deep interest in teaching Bharathanatyam and educating people about the divine art.
Address: 2507 Wildberry Court, Edison NJ 08817
Misc. Info: If you want to learn to sing; light, semi-classical or devotional vocal music, call me. If you are already self-taught and wish to polish your skills, call me. Singing can give you hours of pleasure! I can also teach you to accompany yourself on the guitar. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 732-393-9438. You can also reach me on my cellphone at 732-306-1462 : http://www.bhaktimusic.com
Name: Manoj Govindraj
Address: 530 Cinder Road, Edison, NJ 08820
Misc. Info: Faculty at The Academy of Indian Music, NJ (www.aimarts.org) Website - http://swar-ras.com
Name: Waheed Gul
Field: harmonium and vocal teacher and performer
Address: Edison, New Jersey
Misc. Info: I have 35 years of experience in Indian music. I have performed in many countries beside USA. My fee is based on the type of service provided, such as vocal training, harmonium training, basic, intermediate or advance. group training or one on one. I also a singer for Ghazals, Bollywood songs, Folks, Bhajans or I can play for you if you are a singer and need a musician. I was the founder of group "Sur Sangeet" 1979 and "Awaaz Group USA" in 2000 I started the first ever live Indian band in USA and performed in many private and commercial shows with over 4,000 people. I inspired and trained many people over the years for singing or to play harmonium. I am happy to spread the knowledge of Indian music and keep the tradition alive. Please contact me if I can help you in music.
Name: Heritage Arts Academy - Yoshita Chandrani
Field: sitar - Hindutani Classical music and Indian Arts
Address: Princeton area, NJ
Telephone: 609 439 3090
Misc. Info: "Sangeet Visharad" from Akhil Bruhad Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Gujarat, Bachelors in Music(Sitar), M.S.university, Baroda, India, Masters of Performing Arts (Sitar) , M.S.University, Baroda, India. Initiated into Hindiustani Classical Music at the age of 12 and learnt privately till she joined M.S.University of Baroda, India where she completed her Masters in Performing Arts. Former AIR artist in Yuva Vani programs, winner of the M.S. University Music Festival in Instrumental Music (Sitar). Performances given in India, Kenya and USA. Classes are held for children and adults. Courses offered for Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya examinations. Sitar repairs and rentals are available. Sitar accessories, like strings, beads, cases etc. also available on sale.
Name: Sandhya Iyer
Field: Bharatanatyam, Semi-classical
Address: 11 Byrne Court, Monroe NJ 08831
Telephone: 609 235 9644
Misc. Info: Offering Bharatanatyam, semi-classical, folk and contemporary dance styles in Monroe, for kids aged 5 and above and interested adults.
Name: Usha R Iyer
Field: slokas, bhajans, hindi geet.
Address: 6 Purdue Rd, Edison NJ 08820
Telephone: 732 379 4259
Misc. Info: I have been teaching music for the past 4 years. Have learnt carnatic music from my mother and also have takencarnaticmusic lessons training from Smt Savithri Iyer in Bombay for 7 years. I am teaching slokas and short bhajans for kids. Also teaching Hindi,Marathi music too. Teaching carnatic music for kids at the basic and intermediate level. I had few perofmances in the past years.Students who had started with their slokas and bhajans also had their performances . Preparing the kids to sing Hindi songs for the cultural programs. Also teaching Vishnu Sahasranamam,Bhagvad Gita for kids.
Name: Asha Janardhan
Field: Carnatic Vocal music
Address: 16, Allenby Lane, Scotch plains, NJ 07076
Misc. Info: My students have participated and won many competitions in the tri-state area. I had my earlier training from my mother and later under a number of major teachers. I have been active in the music circle for several years and served as Vice-president and President of CMANA (Carnatic Music Association of North America). I conduct classes all through the week.
Name: Sonal Jhaveri
Address: Jersey City, NJ, 07307, USA
Telephone: 201 204 6006
Misc. I am offering BN dance classes for beginners and intermediate levels in Jersey City, NJ. My website is KhushiDanceAcademy.com where all my credentials are listed. I have a senior degree in Bharatnatyam from state of Karnataka. I am always looking for opprtunities to perform with other professional dancers.
Name: Kalyani Josyula
Field: Carnatic - Veena
Address: 19 Villanova dr., Kendall Park, NJ-08824
Telephone: 732 940 6226
Name: Kalamandir of NJ Dance School
Address: Edison, Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, Morganville (all New Jersey, USA)
Telephone: (732)-845-9783, (732)-589-0154
Misc. Info: Kalamandir of NJ is a Classical Kathak dance school located in central New Jersey which aims to pass on the rich history of the North Indian classical dance as well as the specific technique of the Lucknow gharana. Under the guidance of Malabika Guha, students undergo rigorous and enlightening weekly training with the ultimate goal of becoming mature, poised "Katthakas," or those who tell a story. Artistic Director & Teacher: Malabika Guha, Website: http://www.kalamandirdanceco.com/?page_id=370
Name: Moneesha Kamani
Field: Classical Indian Dance: Bharatanatyam - Kalakshetra Style
Address: Jersey City (Bright Street/Washington Boulevard), Wayne (Union Boulevard), Woodbridge (Green Street, Route 9)
Telephone: (848) 459 8442
Misc. Info: A current student of Padmashree Shri. Adyar K Lakshman from Kalakshetra, Chennai. Bharatanatyam dance classes offered on weekends and occasional weekdays for children and adults in Jersey City, Wayne and Woodbridge of New Jersey. I teach the Kalakshetra style of dance and have performed dance recitals, margams, including semi classical performances in the United States as well as in India since 2001. My formal training in Bharatanatyam theory and practice has been under the esteemed tutelage of senior disciples of Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (Smt. V Gayatri & Smt. Uma Devi Dutt) of Kalakshetra, Chennai. Please contact for details. Website - www.malachite-arts.com
Name: Bhuvana Kannan
Field: South Indian Classical Instument-Veena
Address: 7, Cottonwood court, Plainsboro, NJ-08536
Name: Guruji Surendra Katthula
Field: Hindustani Vocal, harmonium, and Tabla
Address: Surendra Katthula Director, Swarsaagar A Performing Arts Center 112 Wood Ave. Iselin, Nj, 08830.
Telephone: 732-744-9585 or 732-306-9365
Misc. Info: Agra Gharana. Sangeet Vishaarad., ERYT-500 (Yoga Alliance of North America). Certification Courses up to Sangeet Vishaarad and Bhaskar Available. Website - www.swarsaagar.com
Name: Vikrant Kelkar
Address: Dayton, NJ 08810
Name: Aditi Khatri
Field: Bhatarnatyam, semi classical, folk, bollywood and fusion.
Address: 5200 Hana rd, Edison, NJ-08817
Telephone: 908 463 7845.
Misc. Info: She is a graduate from Nalanda reserch centre,mumbai (diploma) and has been lerning and performing dance since the age of 8. She has been performing with guru smt. Bhavana Thakkar(M.F.A) in many dance festivals and annual shows in Mumbai.Has been teaching dance since the past 8 yrs. Teaches groups of children 6 and above, at your residence. www.aditidance.com
Name: Girija Kolluri
Field: Carnatic music Vocal & Telugu light /film songs
Address: Plainsboro, NJ
Misc. Info: My life long association & passion for music motivates & give extreme satisfaction in teaching children basic carnatic & Telugu light /semi classical music. By explaining meanings I try to teach language & culture along with music.
Name: Madhukar M Kshirsagar
Field: Bansuri North Indian Classical
Address: 32 Rachael Drive , Morganville NJ 07751
I have 10 years of learning experience in playing Bansuri. I have been teaching bansuri for last two years. I have been disciple of Pt. Vishwanath Shrikhande and Smt. Tripti Mukherkee. Currently learning music from Shri. Abhisek Mallick. I have performed on many occasions in Tristate Area. The classes covers basics of bansuri , basics of Hindustani Music. Students also learn to play film songs based on classical music. Classes can be taken in person or online. Group classes have to be in person only. Visit http://www.shrutivihar.org/Lessons.html
Name: Hemant Kulkarni
Field: Hindustani classical - vocal and harmonium
Address: South Brunswick, New Jersey
Misc. Info: Teaching Hindustani classical and semi-classical in the NJ area for over 12 years. Check out my website www.svarasangam.com.
Name: Lavanya Mahadevan
Field: Bharatanatyam, Folk Dance, Vocal Music
Address: Edison / Metuchen - New Jersey
Misc. Info: Over 8 years Teaching Experience in Private Classes and Public Schools. Graduate Degree (Master of Fine Arts) in Bharatanatyam from Nagpur University, Scholarship holder from Ministry of Tourism and Culture, New Delhi. Performed in prestigious dance festivals like the Kalidas Mahotsav, Guruvayur and Chotanikara festivals. Conducts Bharatanatyam, folk, and vocal music lessons in New Jersey. Currently taking class in Edison/Metuchen and Parlin. Please contact Lavanya for more details
Name: Matru Dance Academy- Rachana Patel
Field: Bharatanatyam, Semi classical, Folk, bollywood (Movie songs)
Address: Plainsboro, West Windsor, Cherry Hill, Toms River
Misc. Info: Matru dance academy is dedicated to promote and preserve various Indian dance arts in USA. Since its inception, this academy has emerged into one of the leading Classical, Semi-classical, Fusion and Folk dance institutes in NJ & PA. Our students have participated in various dance competitions across the country and won several accolades. For more information please visit us at www.matrudance.com or email at email@example.com call @ 609-287-1255.
Field: Vocal, Veena
Address: Plainsboro -08536 New jersey
Name: Chandan Modi
Field: Instruments: keyboard, harmonium, Dholak, Tabla, Dhol, Vocal- Film Songs, Classical, Light, Garba
Address: 321 Juniper Dr. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Telephone: 856-278-7716 or 856-428-5263
Misc. Info: www.chandanmodi.com
Name: Radhika Murthy
Field: Carnatic Music vocal, Classical songs and Bhajans
Address: Hillsborough, NJ-08844
Misc. Info: I have started learning Carnatic music from the age of 4. My guru's were Sri Mulukutla Sadasiva Sastry garu and Smt. Lakshmi Rao garu who were very popular All India Radio artists from Vijayawada. I have learned music for 15 years. I have given concerts, participated in numerous music competitions conducted by Lions Club International, Rotary club, Thyagaraja Bhaktha Samakhya and Abhyudaya Kala Samithi in India. I have achieved best singer (vocal) awards and felicitations from various artists and great personalities. I have been teaching Carnatic Music in USA since last 9 years and it's a great pleasure to teach kids here as Indian arts and traditions are given great respect. Since last 9 years my students have given performances at Sri Balaji Temple, Bridgewater, NJ USA, Sri Krishna Vrundavana, Edison, NJ and various other locations around NJ.
Name: Meena Basu Nag
Address: Monmouth County, New Jersey as we teach in the Marlboro/Manalapan/Freehold/ Old Bridge/Holmdel Areas.
Misc. Info: I am the Artistic Director, Choreographer and teacher for Nritya Creations Academy of Dance in NJ. Our website is www.nrityacreations.com We specialize in Creative Classical Indian Dance, Fusion Dance and Bharat Natyam dance. We have won awards and trophies at Naya Andaz, FIA Dance Competition, Zalak Classical Dance Competition and Film Dance Competitions etc.. We offer classes in Bharat Natyam and Creative Semi-classical dance and Fusion dance from ages 6 - adults.
Name: Mrs. S.D. Nain
Field: North Indian Classical Vocal Music
Address: 382, Ford Avenue, Ford, NJ, 08863
Misc. Info: Post graduate teacher & examinar for music. Performing artist has given solo concerts of classical, light - classical & sugam sangeet in India & USA
Name: Sowmya Natarajan
Field: Carnatic Vocal and Veena
Address: 2238 Strawberry Court Edison New Jersey 08817
Telephone: 732 662 7458
Misc. Info: Carnatic vocal classes are taken in groups for younger children. For bigger kids and adults, individual attention will be given and for smaller children the same will be provided based on the child's interest level. Individual attention is given for children and adults taking veena classes. Tiruppugazh classes for children and adults are preferably for those who are comfortable with tamizh. Special summer classes can also be arranged for.
Name: Natya Isai Mela Academy (NIMA) - Poornima Balan
Field: Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam
Address: 1408, Edison Glen Terrace, Edison, New Jersey - 08837
Telephone: (870) 301-9250
Misc. Info: Carnatic music and Bharathanatyam (Kalakshetra style) taught in the most efficient way by Mrs.Poornima - who holds Masters degree and Bachelors degree in music and dance. NIMA teaches her students with a syllabus-based approach and prepares them for performances. Modern learning technology with audio and video recordings are provided for practise. There are students of all age groups and from different parts of the world taking online and personal classes with NIMA. Visit the website to know what students say about the classes! Academy website - nimadanceandmusic.wix.com/poornimabalan
Name: Natya Mandir of Marlboro, Director Ragini Sridhar
Address: Marlboro, NJ 07751, USA
Misc. Info: I have 20+ years of training in Bharathanatyam. My dance gurus are my mother/teacher/choreographer - Smt. Radha Sridhar of Venkatesha Natya Mandir of Bangalore and Sri Krishnamurthy of Kalakshetra, Chennai. As part of my dance training, I have been a dance teacher in my mother's dance school for a number of years. My interest lies in imparting Bharathanatyam dance, history and theory to young aspirants. I also teach semi-classical and Indian folk dance. Begginers classes for 6-8 years old from October - Ragini Sridhar
Name: Neyveli Ramalakshmi
Field: Carnatic Vocal Music
Address: 17 Whitehall Rd, East Brunswick, NJ - 08816
Misc. Info: - www.neyveliramalakshmi.com Music School - www.sukadhwani.org
Name: Nritya Creations Academy of Dance
Address: Edison, Marlboro, Old Bridge, Cherry Hill
Misc. Info: Excellence in Technique Based Dance Training in NJ for 17 years. Leading NJ Dance Academy specializing in Bharat Natyam, Creative Classical Indian Dance and Fusion Choreography blending Indian Classical dance with Western dance . Classes in Bharat Natyam, Ballet, Jazz , Hip Hop , and Fusion Choreography. Award Winning Performing Troop has won numerous trophies at Bollywood and Classical Dance Competitions such as Naya Andaz, FIA, Naach Revolution , Aavishkar , Zalak and other competitions. Centers in Edison ( Oak Tree Rd) , Marlboro ( HATCC Temple), Old Bridge (Rt 9) and Cherry Hill. Highly qualified, accredited and mature dance instructors specializing in Technique Based Dance Training and creative award winning choreography. Visit www.nrityacreations.com
Name: Nrityalina Center for Performing Arts
Field: Bharatnatyam, Kathak , Tagore Style, bollywood, Vocals, Rabindra sangeet
Address: Newark avenue, Jersey City 07306
Misc. Info: Small group classes, individual attention towards all, regular stage shows, Both kids and adult dance classes available. website - www.nrityalina.com
Name: Nupur School of Dance
Field: Bollywood, Folk, Semi-classical (Kathak-based) dance, bollywood workout
Address: 666 Plainsboro Road, Building 1000, Suite 1014, Plainsboro, NJ 08536 & Basking Ridge, NJ
Misc. Info: Madhavi Devasthale is the Director of Nupur School of Dance for over 15 years. Through her full-time work as a dance teacher and choreographer, her school has had significant achievements & critical acclaim since its inception. Regular performances at cultural events and competitions. Now welcoming new students for classes and workshops!
Name: Mrinal K. Pal
Field: Tabla and Hindustani Vocal
Address: 22 Dayton Dr. Apt. 141A, Edison, NJ 08820-3418
Telephone: 732-494 3716
Misc. Info: Dr. Pal received traditional training in tabla for more than thirty years from Ustad Afaq Hussain Khan and Ustad Wazid Hussain Khan of Lucknow. His vocal training was at home. His method of teaching tabla, developed over a period of more than twenty years, cuts down on the learning time considerably and allows the students to develop a much better understanding of the art and science of tabla playing. The method is described in his book, "Step-by Step Development of Tabla Compositions from the Ground Up." He uses a similar technique in vocal lessons also. Dr. Pal gives one-on-one tabla and vocal lessons at his place of residence. Promising and serious students pay reduced fees.
Name: Gokul Panda
Address: 24 Baxter Rd, Edison, NJ 08817
Telephone: +1 732 692 8535,
Misc. Info: Sri Gokul Panda, a highly talented, young tabla player originally from Kolkata, India, is one of the new genere of Tabla exponents of New Jersey who is taking this North Indian percussion instrument to greater heights in USA. Gokul was introduced to tabla at an early age of five by his father. Few years later tabla maestro Professor Pandit Anil Bhattacharya, of Rabindrabharati University and a disciple of Khalifa Ustad Wajid Hussain Khan of Lakhnaw Gharana, took Gokul under his tutorship. After Guruji's sad demise Gokul is farther trained under world famous Tabla Guru Pandit Shankar Ghosh of Farukkabad Gharana. Gokul played Tabla solo and accompanied many famous TV and Radio artists. With 25 years of experience teaching and performing he has unique technique to teach tabla to kids in a one to one basis with personal care, mingling both Lakhnaw and Farukkabad Gharana style of Tabla playing.
Name: Kajol Panigrahi
Field: Odissi Dancer
Address: 52 farms Road, Hillsborough, New Jersey, 08844
Telephone: 908 837 9357
Misc. Info: I am trained, since my childhood, under Guru Shri Gajendra kumar Panda, an internationally famous exponent of odissi dance. Have performed in many dance festivals of India like Konark Dance Festival, Orange Festival, Hampi Utsav and many more. Want to perform in some respectable cultural functions conducted over here and teach classical and semi-classical( bollywood style) dance.
Name: Suba Ramesh Parmar
Field: Classical Bharatanatyam
Address: 7 Jenna Ct, Scotch Plains NJ 07076
Misc. Info: Founded in 1992 by Suba Ramesh Parmar, a renowned classical dancer, Shubanjali aims to make Bharatanatyam an important force within US art and works to bring people in contact with the creativity of South Asian dance as a part of mainstream dance in the US. Shubanjali seeks to sustain and develop the traditional art forms of India through the teaching and performance of Bharata Natyam for audiences of all backgrounds. Shubanjali thereby promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures. Shubanjali, not just a dance school, also embodies a well-conceived methodology, whereby its unique curriculum allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the arts through the systematic study of technique, culture and representation of Indian arts to a global audience.
Name: Payal Dancing School
Field: Indian Folk Dance and Bharatnatyam
Address: Somerset, NJ
Misc. Info: Bharatanatyam dance classes are being offered on Sunday evening for children and adults in Somerset, NJ. Payal Dancing School is committed to teaching students traditional dances to help them represent the Diversity of Indian culture in a dance form. For more information please visit us at www.payaldancingschool.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call @ 732-659-0507.
Name: Dr. Bhavani Prakash
Field: Carnatic Vocal, Veena and Flute (Venu)
Address: 6 Breezy Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Telephone: (908) 834 2265
Misc. Info: Bhavani has studied Carnatic Vocal music under Smt. Vasantha Subramaniam, a disciple of B. V. Raman of the Tiger Varadachari school, Smt. Rajyalakshmi Narasimhamurthy, a disciple of Smt. D. K. Pattammal, Sri T. M. Krishna and Smt. Suguna Varadachari. She studied veena and flute under Sri A. V. Prakash, a disciple of Dr. N. Ramani, and is now Dr. Ramani's direct disciple. Bhavani is an A Grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. Her students have won several prizes and awards in all three disciplines and several of them are now musicians in their own right. A stickler for tradition and quality, Bhavani is much sought after teacher in the NJ area having served here as a teacher since 1993.
Name: Tasmiah R
Field: Dance- bollywood, Fusion, Semi-classical, Folk, and Dance Choreography.
Address: Monmouth County, NJ
Misc. Info: I have many years of training in Bollywood, Folk, Bharatnatyam and Kathak dance. I hold a B.A. In South Asian Studies and have extensive knowledge on South Asian Dance theory and history. I was Captain of a Competitive Collegiate Bollywood Dance Team and have experience in teaching a variety of Indian dance genres to students of all ages. I am also available to choreograph solo and group dances for any of your events. I am willing to travel to you, for your convenience. Please feel free to e-mail me to obtain my contact information or to request any further information. Have a wonderful day!
Name: Meera Rajagopal
Field: Carnatic Classical and light classical vocal
Address: 2209, Plaza drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Telephone: 508-275-3988 774-571-5241
Misc. Info:I offer carnatic classical, light classical and also kannada light music classes in Edison, NJ. I can also take online classes through skype. I have an experience of more than 12 years in teaching music. In my carnatic classical music classes, I follow the syllabus prescribed by music board of Karnataka with theory. My light classical classes include Indian chants, shlokas and bhajans based mainly on both carnatic and hindustani ragas. In my kannada light music classes I teach devaranamas, vachanas, bhavageetas and more. Classes are offered both in weekdays and weekends and open to all age groups. I offer both individual and group classes.
Name: Manjula Ramachandran
Field: South Carnatic Veena and Vocal classes
Address: 29 L, Readidng Rd, Edison.
Misc. Info: Graded artist of All India Radio and passed out with gold medal in Music. Winner of AIR nationl music competition and have performed concerts in radio, television and stages in USA and India.
Name: Ambika Raman
Address: 35 Debra Drive, Dayton, NJ 08810
Misc. Info: New classes forming for girls and boys from age 5 onwards. Classes are also available for adults interested in learning Bharathanatyam
Name: Chitra Ramaswamy
Address: Classes are offered in 3 locations: Edison, Piscataway and North Brunswick
Misc. Info: I teach Kalakshetra style of Bharathanatyam. I am a student of Padmashree Adyar. K. Lakshmanan and have beem learning and performing dance for over 25 years now.
Name: Chitra Ramesh
Field: Carnatic Vocal
Address: Lawrenceville - NJ USA
Telephone: (609)356-0609 (Home), (609)540-6608 (Cell)
Misc. Info: I have a Carnatic music experience of 5 years from Mrs. Rajalakshmi(sister of the very famous Mridanga Vidwan Guruvayoor Durai). I would like to take vocal carnatic, small bhajans,slokams and also short devotinal songs. If you are interested, you can contact me with the numbers above.
Name: Ramya Ramnarayan
Address: North Brunswick NJ
Telephone: 732 398 9895
Misc. Info: Ms. Ramya Ramnarayan is a commendable Bharathanatyam performer, choreographer, educator and a pioneer of this art. Ramya received training from doyens in the field of Bharathanatyam, such as the late Guru Kalaimamai Rajaratham and Padmabushan Kalanidhi Narayanan. Ramya started her own Bharathanatyam production company and school called Nrithyanjali, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (www.nrithyanjali.org). Ramya has won the much coveted "Kalaimamani"(Tamil Nadu State Award) and "Nadanamamani" titles which are among the highest honor conferred upon a performing artist in India. The Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey have passed a joint resolution recognizing Ramya Ramnarayan for her commitment, dedication and achievement in the art of Indian Classical Dance. She has the distinction of being the first non-resident Indian. She has received a special award from the Cleveland Cultural Alliance, the honorable title Nrithya Seva Mani. The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and NEA have awarded her the prestigious Artist Fellowship Award for Choreography in recognition of her creative talent. Ramya has been appointed by the Governor of New Jersey as the Board of Trustees for the Asian American Study Foundation a New Jersey State Organization. The expert committee of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations has selected Ramya for empanelment in the Council's Reference Panel of Artistes to perform abroad.
Name: Pt. Sujan Rane
Field: Hindustani Classical Vocal
Address: 149 Cranbury Neck Road, Cranbury NJ 08512
Telephone: 609 716 1531 / 609 213 421(C)
Misc. Info: Senior singer of KIrana Gharana with 30 years of singing background. Senior disciple of Pt. Firoz Dastoor of Kirana Gharana. Participated in prestigious Sawai Gandharva Music Festival of Pune and Abdul Karim Khan Music Festival of Meeraj. Several recitals in India, Middle East and USA over the 30 years. Teach only adult and advanced students at their residence, fees $50 to $100 per sitting depending on the distance from my house.
Name: Poornema Ramasundaram
Field: Bharatnatyam, Indian Folk
Address: 52, Gill lane, Iselin, NJ 08830
Misc. Info: A professional Classical dancer with over 9 years of experience (also in Indian folk and Fusion dances) and performed over 150 programs in India. Recently moved to the United States and looking for opportunities to perform and collaborate with passionate and dedicated teachers and performers.
Name: Prakash Rao
Address: 6 Breezy Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Telephone: (908) 834 2265
Misc. Info: Prakash is a senior disciple of the world-famous master of "Sarvalaghu" style of accompaniment, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vellore G. Ramabhadran. A true follower of his Guru's unique style, Prakash is a much sought after mridangam artist in the tri-state area and northeast in general. With over 3 decades of mridangam training and experience behind him, Prakash is the longest serving mridangam artist in NJ having performed here since 1988. He has produced several prize winning disciples, several of whom are now performing in their own right.
Name: Anuradha Renganathan
Field: Bharatanatyam ( Kalakshetra style )
Address: Edison, NJ - 08817
Telephone: 732 318 6676
Misc. Info: classes offered in Edison / metuchen. Visit our website www.bharatakalakshetra.com for more info about the classes
Name : Surya S
Field: Indian Classical Dance - Barathanatyam & Mohiniattam.
Address: Princeton Junction, NJ
Misc Info: Classes held once per week. Convenient timings. Small batches. Ages: 6 and up.
Name: Sonali Sadana
Field: Bollywood Dance
Address: Edison, NJ, USA
Misc Info: I have experience with teaching dance to students of all ages. I am also able to choreograph dances for your events, as well. I come to you, which makes it much easier, so you don't have to leave your house!
Name: Anindita Sarkar
Field: Indian Classical Music, Bhajans, Rabindrasangeet and other light music in Bengali
Address: 86 La Rue Ln., East Brunswick, NJ-08816
Misc. Info: M.A in Music, Calcutta, West Bengal
Name: Gayatree Sarma
Field: Hindustani Vocal, Modern Hindi/Bengali songs
Address: 21 Tulsa Ct, South Brunswick, NJ 08852
Telephone: 732 419 3494
Misc. Info: Master's degree in Music from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth. Former AIR and Doordarshan vocal artist (graded by both institutes). Winner of award for music by HR Ministry of GOI. Winner of Gold Medal in University vocal music competition. Performs Classical/semi-classical, Golden oldies, Modern Hindi/Bengali songs for association/organization events and private gatherings. Has several albums of songs to her credit. Conducts MUSIC CLASSES for adults as well as children of age 6 and above.
Name: Alka Sharma
Field: Kathak, Bollywood
Address: 13, Tulsa court Monmouth Jct. NJ
Misc. Info: Formal Kathak (Jaipur Gharana) and Bollywood fusion dance,One on one and group lessons available.
Name: Dr. Rashmi Shah
Field: Indian Folk Dance -- Garba
Address: 7305, Laurel Court, Monmouth jn, South Brunswick Township, NJ - 08852
Misc. Info: Garba Dance Trainer. Cost of the classes- $ 15 per class.
Name: Rita Sharma
Field: Kathak Dance
Address: North Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen and Marlboro Townships in NJ
Phone: 848-391-0518, 732-348-8805
Misc. Info: Rita Sharma has been teaching and performing Kathak dance for past about 25 Years. Rita Sharma, Director of Rita Dance Academy follows JAIPUR gharana of Kathak and has been teaching Kathak for last 10 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In every spring season, Rita Dance Academy organizes Kathak Mahotsav to celebrate the Kathak traditions of Jaipur gharana. For more information about the classes or Kathak Mahotsav, please visit the web site: www.RitaDanceAcademy.com or give us a call.
Name: Sandeep Shah
Address: 303 Hidden Valley Dr, Edison, NJ 08820
Misc. Info: Conducting teaching on a 1-1 basis Specialisation in bollywood songs. Objective - to make the student able to play on his/her own any song of liking Fees/Charges : $30/hour
Name: Shishya School of Performing Arts
Field: Bharatnatyam, fusion and workout classes for all ages
Address: LAwrenceville, NJ , USA
Misc. Info: The founder and director "Kalashree" Sukanya Mahadevan has been teaching this art for over 15 years, has conducted several arangetrams and is the disciple of teachers such as "Padmashree" Saroja Vaidyanathan and "Kalaimamani" Saraswati Sundaresan. She has choreographed several productions for charitable causes and has herself performed in many prestigious sabhas such as Mylapore Fine arts, Sahitya Kala Parishad, ITDC and Naradaganasabha. The school has an annual day every year and the students perform all over NJ. Not only do the students get to perform in prestigious competitions, programs and lecture demos but are also enabled to build great portfolis for college applications. The school is currently expanding into other classical Indian art forms such as Kuchipudi, carnatic vocal etc. Also we have great adult workout classes for those who want to try a new form of exercise
Name: Anusha Sivaramakrishnan
Address: Lawrenceville NJ
Misc. Info: 25 years of training in classical Bharatnatyam with Sikkil Vasantha Kumari of Kalakshetra, Chennai. Recipient of Nritya Vallabhi award with performances at major Sabhas, Chidambaram Natyanjali and others. Classes offered on weekends in Hackensack NJ for kids, teens and adults. Please contact for more information.
Name: Sowparnika Dance Academy
Field: Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam, Semi-Classical, Folk, Fusion and Movie Dances
Address: 1 Beekman Rd, Suite 6,Kendall Park, Nj-08824
Misc. Info: classes for for Adults and Kids. www.sowparnikadance.com-Sowparnika Dance Academy is a distinct and unique dance institution located in central NJ dedicated to the education,promotion and encouragement of Indian Dance Forms.Arengetram classes for bharathanatyam and mohiniyattom are offered.Yearly 2 performances offered by students.A perfect platform for artists who prefer to cherish their art lessons and perform at multiple programs thru out the tri-state area.
Name: Sri Art Academy
Address: Princeton, South Brunswick, NJ
Telephone: 609 937 3202
Misc. Info: Aritistic Director - Smt Sridevi Srinivas. Website - www.sriartacademy.com
Name: Sujavanthy Srinivasan Santhosh
Field: Classical (Bharathanatyam), Semi- classical dancer.
Address: 204, fox hill run drive woodbridge new jersey
Misc Info: Am a classical bharathanatyam dancer, who got experience for more than 18 years. I have given many performances in many countries, I have received many awards from many legendaries like chief minister of tamil nadu, Padmashree padma subramaniam and etc.I was also one of the finalist in Vivel Miss Chennai 2009 and crowed as "Ms.Folk" for performing a semi-classical dance. I got experience teaching students of all ages. kindly contact me for more informations on the classes.
Name: Vasanthi Subramanian
Field: Bharath Natyam and Carnatic music, also teach vocalization techniques for different genres of songs
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Misc. Info: Teacher and performer of the Tanjore style of dance, and have performed in solo (Many locations in India, including Krishna Gana Sabha, and also in US) and Group dance recitals and ballets staged by Sri Raja Rajaeshwari Kala MAndir, Mumbai,( (viz.) Vasantha Valli, Thyaga Brahmanjali, Skanda Leela and many others). Trained under Kalaimamanis Guru Mahalingam Pillai and Kalaimamani Guru Kalyanasundaram. Also had initial training in Carnatic music under Smt Alamelu Mani and Mrs Meera Nathan. Can also approach if you have a locations with multiple students available. Students have performed in music competitions in TFAS and in Bridgewater temple programs. Also teach Bhajans and group songs.
Name: Sur Sangeet Academy
Field: harmonium & Indian Music (Classical, Bollywood songs, Patriotic, Ghazal, Bhajan, Shabad, etc ),
Address: EBC Radio, 2088 US Highway 130 Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
Telephone: 646-220-8108, 732-668-3726
Misc. Info: EBC Radio just started a Indian music academy for all age groups and you will not only learn music here but may also get a chance to perform on radio with a huge network. So if you are interested, give us a call.
Name: Shiva Tala Institute of Bharatanatyam
Field: Bharatnatyam (In advance classes: Intro to Kathak, Kuchipudi, Ballet)
Address: Colonia, NJ (next to Iselin, Edison, Avenel, Woodbridge)
Misc. Info: Founder and Artistic Director - Gayathri Higashide. Shiva Tala Institute is an award winning institute known for its unique choreography and persistence in perfection in the art of Bharatanatyam. Fundamentals, practicals and theory of Bharatanatyam are taught in the style of Kalakshetra. Much importance is given to revive and perfect the foundation of Bharatanatyam that is instilled in students by focusing on thoroughgoing the fundamentals. Annual shows, competitions, productions and performance in festivals are encouraged every year. Annual examinations, semester quizzes and evaluations are rendered for each class. We take pride in instilling a positive and fun filled learning environment where students are encouraged to enjoy and immerse themselves in the wonderful art of Bharatanayam. www.shivatalainstitute.com
Name: Taalim School of Indian Music - New Jersey Branch)
Field: Tabla, Kathak, guitar
Address: Main Branch - Edison, NJ. Other locations in New Jersey include Little Falls, Rutherford, Towaco, East Brunswick, Edison, Princeton, Englewood and Kinnelon.
Telephone: (732) 715-6546
Misc. Info: With the blessings and guidance of Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil, the Taalim School provides high quality tabla lessons in a private and/or group setting. Classes are available all over the tri-state. For full class schedule and further details, visit www.taalim.com
Name: Takajum Dance Academy
Field: Bharatnatyam, Semi-classical/ Fusion / Bollywood /Folk
Misc. Info: www.takajum.com : Classes in Bharatanatyam based semi-classical dance , fusion and bollywood dances.At Takajum we are focused on bringing the best out of each student. Importance is given to perfecting a dancer's movement, expressions and style. Yearly performances for every student at the Takajum Student's Day. They also participate in competitions and other events in the tri-state area.Please checkout our website for updates on latest events.
Name: V.V.S. Amulya
Field: Carnatic Classical, annamaya keerthanalu, karoke (old and new songs)
Address: 2710, green hollow drive, 08830, Iselin, NJ
Misc. Info:i got trained under eminent guru's like Pantula rama garu, Phani narayana garu,Tirupati anjani kishore garu, Hyderabad sisters. I have been singing carnatic music since the age of 5. I was awarded as "Voice of Vizag" 2010. Typically my focus is on teaching children starting the age of 5 and higher, but other students are also welcome. I can help u developing your stage performing skills. For more details,contact me anytime.
Name: Radha Varadhachary
Address: Somerset, NJ
Telephone: 732 384 9158
Misc. Info: Radha Varadhachary is a senior disciple of Smt. Thejeswini Raj and serves as a teacher of the Somerset branch of ShivaJyothi Dance Academy. She holds a Degree in Bharathanatyam.
Name: Gayathri Venkat M.A.,M.Phil.,
Field: Carnatic vocal
Address: Hidden valley drive, Edison, NJ,U.S.A
Misc. Info: I am teaching carnatic music classes including bhajans, slogas & small keerthanas to kids and adults. I am also teaching Languages Sanskrit, Tamil & Hindi. Individual attention will be given to the learners. please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Name: Anuj Wadhawan
Address: New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Plainsboro,NJ
Misc. Info: I am the Choreographer and teacher for Infinity Dance School in NJ. We specialize in Bhangra Folk Dance,Creative Bollywood Fusion Dance,Hip-Hop and Breaking. We have won awards and trophies in many Dance Competitions .We also offer Fitness and yoga classes for adults.Individual attention is given for children and adults.I have over 8 years of experience in choreography and performing folk as well as modern dance forms.
Name: Suresh Wadkar's Ajivasan Music Academy
Field: Classical Indian Music
Address: NJ : Edison, Hackensack, North Brunswick , Princeton , NY : Manhattan, Flushing
Telephone: 551 404 0540
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