Hema Rajagopalan, Founder and Artistic Director
Hema Rajagopalan is a Bharata Natyam dancer, teacher and choreographer of international reputation with more than fifty years of experience. She is the founder and artistic director of Natya Dance Theatre, a professional touring company and school that has specialized in Bharata Natyam since 1974. Her innovative work preserves Bharata Natyam in its full integrity, developing the art form in new directions and bringing it to diverse audiences all over the world. Click here for her full bio.
Krithika Rajagopalan, Co-Artistic Director
Krithika Rajagolpalan is a dancer, master teacher and choreographer who began her dance training under world-renowned practitioners Hema Rajagopalan and Padma Bhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan. She is trained in Gyrokenesis ® and Gyrotonic ®, which she utilizes as a training method for Bharata Natyam dancers. She is also trained in the art of Kalaripayattu (Indian martial arts) and yoga. Krithika is Associate Artistic Director of Natya Dance Theatre and its principal dancer. Click here for her full bio.
Board of Directors
Hema Rajagopalan, President
Tracey Fleming, Co-Chair
Gayatri Mathur, Co-Chair
James Busk, Treasurer