Dance, music and nattuvangam Classes.
At present classes in Bharathanatyam are conducted in Yeshwanthpur, Vidyaranyapura, Yelahanka, Mahalakshmi Layout and Doddaballapura. The classes are handled by senior students of the academy and are monitored by guru Kalayogi Pulikeshi Kasthuri. Music class is held at Yeshwanthpur and Nattuvangam classes are held throughout the year at various locations.
Vijayashree is one of the senior most disciples of Shanthala Arts Academy. After preforming her arangetram under Guru Prasanna, she has been a regular performer at all the academy’s dance festivals, workshops and performances all over the country. Vijayashree was one of the invited dancers to perform for the former Prime Minister H D Devegowda at the Rajiv Gandhi Smaran Divas at New Delhi. She was invited by the Soorya Performing Arts St.Louis, USA to perform with them at the AKKA Kannada Sammelana in Chicago along with performances at St.Louis, Columbia and Springfield. At present Vijayashree is a senior dance faculty at the Shantala’s branches in Yeshwanthpur, Vidyaranyapura and Yelahanka.
Priyanka L Achar
Priyanka a student of Shanthala Arts Academy since 1997 has been a winner in almost all competitions she has participated in. The department of Kannada and Culture’s ‘KISHORA PRATHIBE’-2008, ‘GOPINATHA DASA NYASA’-2009, ‘SRI SWANANDAASHRAMA’-2009,‘DAYANANDA SAGAR MEMORIAL COMPETITION’-2008 to name a few apart from innumerable inter school and inter collegiate competitions.
A student of commerce at Mount Carmel College at present, she is a recepient of KARNATAKA SANGEETHA NRUTYA ACADEMY scholarship. She has performed for the Reserve Bank of India’s Kannada Rajyotsava at Yavanika, every Wednesday programme and Chiguru programme at Nayana, Cultural programme conducted by Kannada culture apart from all performances of Shantala.
Blessed with a great music and dance loving family, Sailaja began her journey into Bharathanatyam and Carnatic music after she married Guru Pulikeshi Kasturi. She has been a avid learner and supporter of Shantala Arts Trust. She has performed in all the dance productions of Shanthala since 2014. She has passed her music and dance exams. Sailaja takes junior dance classes in Shanthala Arts Trust