Core Team 

Nartana Section

 Learning the Nrityabandha 
 

 Parshwanath Upadhye 

Artistic Director, Punyah Dance Company

A versatile Indian classical dancer, 'Natya Mayura' awardee, Parshwanath has carved out a niche for himself today as one of the most sought-after male dancers in India. Trained under Guru Ravindra Sharma in tradition Mysore style of Bharathanatyam, he has further learnt under The Kirans Bangalore and currently is under the guidance of Padmashree Prof.SudhaRani Raghupati. Winner of several  national awards,including Sangeet Natak Academy’s Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 Adithya Vikram Birla Kala Kiran Puraskar  2018 , Ram Gopal Best male dancer award and best dancer at Music Academy Chennai 2018,an empanelled artist of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and  Top graded artist of the Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra,Parshwanath's prowess in the field of dance is manifold and extensive. Currently  Parshwanath choreographs, directs, produces and presents his work at national and international venues under Punyah dance company Bangalore. He also conducts dance workshops and regular as well as advanced training classes in  Bharatnatyam under the banner of his dance school Upadhye School of Dance,Bangalore.  Along with Shruti Gopal and Adithya PV he is working on building a Gurukulam a residential dance school At a village Chikale , near his home town Belgaum, India. Punyah Abhyasa Shaala is one of its kind rehearsals space which is hoping to create awareness about the art form based education around Northern part of Karnataka, SW Maharashtra and Goa. Notable contributions  * DVD "Shambho" based on Indian classical dance, facilitates the dancers across the globe to use the music and choreography. * Under Punyah Dance Company he has created some of the most critically acclaimed and successful productions to have been showcased in the last decade. Punyah Krishna , Paartha, Hara, Sat-Gati and Abha. 

 Adithya PV 

Artistic Director,  Upadhye School of Dance


Adithya PV is a dynamic young dancer, initially trained under the guidance of Guru Smt Latha Edavalath before continuing on with internationally acclaimed dance duos The kirans, Adithya is currently under the guidance of veteran dancer Dr Sudharani Raghupathy. He heads Upadhye School of Dance.Adithya has been praised for his strong hold in Talam, subtle abhinaya and his technical excellence. He holds a diploma in Bharathanatyam from IKSV, Chattisgarh.A graded artiste of the Dooradarshan, Adithya has also travelled across the globe performing in various festivals with his solo repertoire as well as collaborating along side several leading dancers of india and abroad.

Smt. Shruti Gopal 

Artistic Director, Upadhye School of Dance


Shruti is the disciple of Natyarani Shantala awardee Smt. Padmini Ramachandran and presently trains under Guru Bragha Bessel.She heads Upadhye school of dance.She is a graded artist of Doordarshan and has performed in various prestigious festivals with her guru’s performing team ‘Natyapriya’. She was part of an Indian Delegation to China under the Cultural Exchange Programme of Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India in 2011.She was conferred with the title “Aarsha Kala Choodamani” by Swami Dayananda Saraswati at New Jersey, USA in 2012. Apart from being an integral part of Punyah Dance company’s productions Shruti has also worked with various companies.

 

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