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Dance (Lalita)


Dr. Lalita Venkatraman         

Lalita has a PhD in statistics and an MA degree in Classical Indian Dance. She is currently working as a quantitative  analyst for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
 

Lalita has performed in India, USA and Australia at various prestigious avenues and has taught many students.  She currently runs Kalaarchana - an Indian classical dance school in Sydney


Qualifications:
  • Teachers training (1994) from Art Society, Mumbai, India.
  •  Master of Dance (1993) in Vazhuvoor Style from Art Society Mumbai, India.
  • Arangetram (1993) under Guru P.N. Rajalaksmi.
  • Bachelor of Dance (1992) in Vazhuvoor Style from Art Society Mumbai, India.

Advanced Training:
  • Vazhuvoor style with Padmashri Chitra Visveswaran.
  • Kalakshetra style with renowned Gurus M.V. Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi Narasimhachari. 

Other Dance forms:
  • Kathak training in with renowned danseuse Shila Mehta (Student of Pt. Chitresh Das and Pt. Birju Majaraj).
  • Odissi training with Ms. Geeta Shah.
  • Different Folk dances of India.

Professional Experience:
  • Aug 06 – Nov 09: Taught Indian classical and folk dances at Hindu temple, Columbia, SC, USA.
  • Oct 04 and Jan 05: Lecture and Demonstration on Indian Classical Dance, Dept. of Dance and Drama, USC, Columbia.
  • Jun 95 - Apr 04: Choreographed and Taught Indian Classical dances at Art society, Mumbai, India.
  • Dec 99 and Dec 00: Served as a judge for city level intercollegiate dance competitions, Mumbai, India.
  • Feb 98 and Feb 99: Served as a judge for city level interschool dance competitions, Mumbai, India.

Affiliations:
  • Life Member, Art Society Mumbai, India.
  • Cultural Events Committee member, Hindu Temple, Columbia, SC, USA (2006-2009).
  • Student Member, Hindu Temple, Columbia, SC, USA (2004- 2006).
  • Vice President, Indian Student Association, USC, SC, USA (2004-2007).