Sangeetha Sridhar is a disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. Padma Subrahmanya. Sangeetha has completed the ‘Nritya Pravesika’ and ‘Nritya Visarada’ courses at Nrithyodaya, Chennai.
Sangeetha Sridhar is very fortunate to be among the first batch of few students to learn the 108 Karanas – both theory and practice directly from her Guru. For this special training she received the ‘Nritya Sali’ post diploma certificate, which was given for the first time by Nrithyodaya during their Golden jubilee celebrations in 1993. Sangeetha was recognized during the Diamond jubilee celebrations of Nrithyodaya in July 2003, in Chennai for her services to her alma mater dance institution and given the award of “Bharata Nritya Seva Mani”. She was awarded a fellowship in 2007 from the Department of Cultural affairs, State of Florida in appreciation and support of her professional activities as an artist. She was a teaching staff at Nrithyodaya for 6 years during the course of which she completed the course her Nattuvangam training also.
She has had the opportunity to dance with her Guru in almost all her productions. She has also performed for the Madras Doordarshan and in the television serial for Central Doordarshan titled “Bharatiya Natya Sastra” directed by her Guru. Sangeetha, besides being an active performer, teacher and choreographer, was chairperson of the Cultural committee of the Shiva Vishnu temple of South Florida from 2006-2008. As the chairperson, she was responsible for organizing dance and music concerts at the temple.
Sangeetha established “Padmasri Dance Academy” in Miramar, FL where she trains students in her Guru’s unique style of dancing. She and her students are regular participants in all local South Florida cultural events.
Sangeetha has also received training in classical Carnatic music from her mother and Guru Smt. Vasumathy Swamy. Sangeetha has a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Madras University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Florida International University, Miami and works as a software professional.
A memorable review by the renowned dance critic Mr. Subbudu and an article in the newspaper “The Miami Herald” titled “Devoted Dancer” are some of the testimonials for Sangeetha’s dancing.