TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE (Central Texas)

 

Name: Agni - The Dance Company
E-Mail: info@agnidance.com
Field: Bollywood, Indian classical fusion, folk
Address: Austin, & San Antonio, TX , USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Agni consists of professional dancers, aspiring artistes, dance instructors, production assistants and a management team united by a common love of dance and creative expression. Every member of Agni brings a different talent, skill level and flavor to the group. This versatile blend of performers with experience in varied styles like Indian Classical, Hip-Hop and Bollywood help expand the group's performance horizons and presentation techniques. Agni's primary goals is to provide quality dance education in various locations in Texas through classes conducted by experienced and renowned instructors. At present classes are offered for all ages in styles such as Bollywood and classical fusion . For more information, please visit www.agnidance.com or email us at info@agnidance.com .


Name: Puja Rao Allepalli
E-Mail: Shivanjalifinearts@gmail.com
Field: Bharatanatyam
Address: Studio locations South and North Austin
Telephone: 303-254-6368
Misc. Info: www.shivanjali.org Puja Allepalli has been trained under the able guidance of Padmasri. Adyar K. Lakshman, a legendary guru from Kalakshetra. She is currently training under Padmabhushan Smt. Alarmel Valli. Students are taught Theory and Practical in Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam.


Name: Anusha
E-Mail: Mayuri.kuchipudi@gmail.com
Field: Kuchipudi (Indian Classical Dance)
Address: Austin, Texas,78759
Telephone: 507- 481-3936
Misc. Info: Mastered the intricacies of the dance form under the tutelage of Smt. Sridevi Mungara garu who is a disciple of Smt. Shobha Naidu garu. Having experienced the spiritual bliss and physical discipline that comes with a classical dance form, I wanted to do my best in spreading this art form to the next generation.


Name: Rachna Bodas
E-Mail: rsbodas@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical music and Bhajans
Address: San Antonio Texas
Telephone: 210-254-6954
Misc. Info: I am All India Radio Artist. I did my Visharad from Gandharva Mahavidyalay along with Masters degree in Music. I have been awarded scholarship from HRD India for music. I am disciple of eminent vocalist Smt, Veena Sahasrabuddhe. Have been teaching for over 15 years. I have also performed in prestigious music festivals in India (Taj Mahotsav, Sawai Gandharva Kundgol,) and also in USA (Boston, NewJersey, Philadelphia California etc) . Please call or email if interested for music lessons. Also welcome for online classes.


Name: Bollywood Shake
E-Mail: info@bollywoodshake.com
Field: Bollywood dance Classes
Address: Austin and Houston TX
Telephone: 512-677-7423, 713-310-0742
Misc. Info: At Bollywood Shake, we teach Indian Bollywood dancing for a cultural experience full of fun and excitement. Come learn some new Bollywood moves with great music whether you are a beginner or have experience in Bollywood dancing. You'll get a good workout too! For information on our classes and workshops visit our website at Website - http://bollywoodshake.com


Name: Global Creative Arts Academy (GCAA)
E-Mail: info@gcaausa.org
Field: Hindustani & Carnatic Music Violin, Vocal and Veena
Address: Houston & Austin, Texas
Telephone: 832-664-1309
Misc. Info: www.gcaausa.org


Name: Rick Henderson, MA
E-Mail: sarodiya1@gmail.com
Field: Sarode, vocal & keyboard
Address: San Antonio, Tx
Telephone: 210-415-6621
Misc. Info: www.ragavatar.com Advanced disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, performing / recording artist, composer / arranger and kirtan wallah. Teaches North Indian classical music of the Baba Allauddin Seni Gharana of Maihar including sarode, vocal, harmonium, theory, and all other instruments. 30 years experience.


Name: Lakshmi Kommineni
E-Mail: rhythm_bhavam@yahoo.com
Field: Bharathnatyam
Address: Austin, TX-USA
Telephone: 512-739-7913
Misc. Info: Rich Experience of nearly 20 years in teaching Bharatanatyam Dance. Expertise in Conducting Classes and prepare students for professional dance presentation and performance. Specialties: Capable of conduct workshop for the students to understand the intricacies of Bharathanatyam. - Shaping up students with knowledge based on offerings to ensure increase their level of understanding of the art in sustainable manner. - Creating unique capabilities through empowered classes, which will bring-in discipline and confidence amongst the students. Carnatic Vocalist and can play Veena. Done 4 years course at Ghandarv Maha Vidhyalaya, Delhi!


Name: Sameer Kotasthane
E-Mail: info@sameermusic.com
Field: Hindustani Classical vocal, Tabla
Address: Austin, Texas, USA
Telephone: (512) 723-7230
Misc. Info: For twenty years, I trained under Pt. Vijay Koparkar and Mrs. Sangeeta Pandharpurkar. I have performed extensively both in the United States and India. As a child prodigy, I received the National Cultural Talent Scholarship and several dozen awards in India. All India Radio and National Television have aired my performances. I have been invited to conduct lecture demonstrations by Central Texas organizations such as ICMCA, SPICMACAY and Naadasudha. I have performed with distinguished artists like Pt. Ajay Pohankar, Dr. Ram Deshpande, Vidyadhar Vyas and Warren Senders in concert. Over the last decade, I have taught and inspired over 50 students in the Austin/Round Rock area. I would gladly provide references - my students have developed into mature performing artists, won prizes at several competitions and earned praise through solo performances. You can enjoy my music at www.sameermusic.com


Name: Kaveri Natya Yoga (Teacher- Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu)
E-Mail: drsreedhara@gmail.com
Field: Bharathnatyam (Indian Classical Dance)
Address: 13422, Vista Del Prado San Antonio TExas 78216
Telephone: 210-487-0608
Misc. Info: Teacher - Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu


Name: Amie Maciszewski
E-Mail: sangeetmil@yahoo.com
Field: Sitar, Esraj, Hindusthani vocal. Also teach raag sangeet to players of other instruments.
Address: Austin and Dallas TX, USA
Telephone: 512 965 2368 (m)
Misc. Info: Dr. Amie Maciszewski is a sitarist who has devoted over three decades to studying, performing, teaching, and promoting North Indian classical music. Her training in North Indian music includes both formal academic training in India (Bachelor's and Master's degrees in sitar performance from Santiniketan) and the U.S. (Ph.D. in ethnomusicology) and ongoing traditional study with two leading gurus: Grammy-nominated sarode Maestro Aashish Khan and Hindustani vocal diva Padmabhushan Girija Devi. She has performed in several countries across the globe, to critical acclaim. She is the founder and director of the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, whose fusion of music from the Indian subcontinent with jazz has earned it acclaim as one of Austin's Top Ten world music bands.


Name: Chuck Morrow
E-Mail: chuck@austinsitar.com
Field: Sitar
Address: 300 Buttercup Ln., Wimberley,
Telephone: (512)-402-5947
Misc. Info: Sitar performance for weddings and other special occasions, beginner instruction and sitar tuning / set-ups. http://www.austinsitar.com/ . Able to travel throughout Texas.


Name: Nandini Muthyamvenkata
E-Mail: nandinimvr@gmail.com
Field: dance - Bharathanatyam
Address: North Austin, Texas, USA
Telephone: 408-329-3498
Misc. Info: I teach bharathanatyam classes in the north austin area from my school Arushya. Follow the world renowned Kalakahetra style of instruction. Having trained under stalwarts like Shri Adayar.K. Lakshman and Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, i bring with me 10 plus years of teaching experience. I also perform in india and USA. Served as a committee member of Abhai (Association of Bharathanatyam Artistes of India) and was teaching in chennai before moving to the USA. A graded artiste of Doordarshan. I teach beginner and advanced levels.


Name: Ananda Nadayogi
E-Mail: ananda.sw@gmail.com
Field: Indian classical violin/ vocal/ keyboard
Telephone:
Address: Northside Music School, 11918 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX.
Misc. Info:


Name: Anuradha Naimpally/ Austin Dance India
E-Mail: anu@anudance.com
Field: Bharat Natyam dance (Tanjavur style)
Address: Austin, TX
Telephone: 512-795-8627
Misc. Info: Brought up in Canada, trained in India, and living in America, brings a unique cultural perspective to Anuradha's teaching and performing of traditional Bharata Natyam dance. This philosophy emphasizes the discovery of the power of art within one's life. She is a disciple of Pandit Venugopal and Jayashree Pillai of Mumbai and has also trained with the reowned scholar and master, Acharya Parvati Kumar. For over 25 years Anuradha has taught youth in many capacities within her own organization, Austin Dance India, public schools, libraries, and other facilities. She is an active performer and collaborator with artists of different genres, including dancers and musicians. From beginner to professional, Anuradha's experience brings depth at every level. Anuradha is an artist with the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information visit www.austindanceindia.com.


Name: Amjad Rahman
E-Mail: livemusicperformer@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical, Tabla, Harmonium, Keyboard.
Address: Corner of 620 and Parmer, Austin, TX 78717, USA
Telephone: 512 731 4222
Misc. Info: Former TV (Doordarshan) & All India Radio (akaswani Delhi) artist Amjad Rahman was Adjunct music faculty, Penn State University, PA. USA. He was a disciple of India's renowned musician Pt. Prof. N. V. Pattwardhan (Gwalior gharana). He did "Bachelor, Master and Master of Philosophy in Classical Music" from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda and Delhi University in India. He has been conducting music workshops, music classes and performing concerts throughout India, United Kingdom, Germany, Bangladesh, Canada and the United States. He worked with Music Director Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao, Salil Choudhary, Azad Rahman etc. and sung for Akashvani, New Delhi, India. For music Classes or Program go to:- http://www.austinindianmusic.org/


Name: Bana Ramanath
E-Mail: Natyanjali@hotmail.com
Field: Bharatha Natyam and Folk Dances of India
Address: Natyanjali - Austin and San Antonio
Telephone: (210) 492-5387
Misc. Info: www.natyanjali.net - Bana Ramanath is the director of Natyanjali - Dances of India and conducts weekly classes in Austin and San Antonio. Bana has been very successful in integrating Indian dance, music, and culture into the American mainstream through her work "Temple Dance of India - a Universal Language." She currently teaches Dances of India at the Northwest Vista College, San Antonio as a faculty.


Name: Shrea Saha
E-Mail: Shrea.saha@gmail.com
Field: Hindustani Classical
Address: San Antonio, TX; Bexar County
Telephone: 210-410-1204
Misc. Info: Seeking beginners in hindustani classical vocal lessons. I have learned for 13 years and have 3 years experience teaching. I have very affordable rates. Please contact me if you are interested.


Name: Sandhya Vadrevu
E-Mail: sandhya.vadrevu@gmail.com
Field: Vocal - from Bollywood to Bhajans; Dance - Bollywood
Address: Austin, TX 78704
Telephone:
Misc. Info: If you are looking for private assistance with a specific performance, for example your local cultural association's annual Diwali show, you have come to the right place! I have been performing as a vocalist of Carnatic, Hindustani, Bollywood and Tollywood music for over 10 years. In addition to this, I have choreographed and performed several modern and semi-classical Bollywood / Tollywood dances. Feel free to e-mail for more details!


Name: Vyjayanthi Vadrevu
E-Mail: vyjayanthi.vadrevu@gmail.com
Field: Classically Infused Film Dance, & "Bollywood"
Address: San Antonio, TX
Telephone: (224) 628-8016
Misc. Info: My background is primarily in Bharatanatyam dance, with over 10 years of training, with light training in Katahk, Kuchipudi and Odissi as well. I use my dance education to choreograph classically based film dances (similar to the dances in the golden age films of Vyjayanthimala) but also combine this with more contemporary dances (elements of bhangra, hip hop, jazz and modern as seen in many Bollywood films). I have experience teaching both group classes and private lessons to non-dancers and dancers alike, both trained in Indian dance as well as those only trained in other forms of dance. I have tailored my classes from in-depth dance tutorials and workshops to more aerobic, exercise-focused and less technical classes. I am versatile and I am open to working with whatever my students'' and audiences' requests!


Name: Indu Vaidya
E-Mail: induvaidya@yahoo.com
Field: Bollywood Songs, Dance, Zumba and Yoga
Address: Austin, Texas, USA
Telephone:
Misc. Info: Singer, Dancer, Choreographer & Zumba Instructor & Master of Ceremony.


Name: Malavika Yuvaraj
E-Mail: malavika.yuvaraj@gmail.com
Field: Bharathanatyam
Address: 5700 Tapadera Trace Lane #833, Austin TX 78727
Telephone: 936-245-0444
Misc. Info: Disciple of Smt.Urmila Sathyanarayanan. Performed at Perur Nayanjali. Indian Fine Arts Society, Edinburgh Dance Mela etc.,



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