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Sangeetha Venkitt


Type:
Performing arts
Location:
Morphettville SA

Style

Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam/ Mohiniattam/ Kathakali)

Biography

I was born to a traditional dance family. My mother Late Smt. Uma

Venkitt was a promising Bharatanatyam dancer who had proven her mettle

in dance in a very short span of her life. Started learning

Bharatanatyam at the age of 5, under my parents Guru Smt. Preetha

Venkitt and Guru Sri. Kalamandalam Venkitt. Later I took advanced

training in Mohiniattam from Guru Smt. Preetha Venkitt and Guru Smt.

Kalamandalam Padmini, a very well known Mohiniattam dancer/ Former

Prinicipal of Kerala Kalamandalam. I was trained in Kathakali by my Guru

Sri Kalamandalam Venkitt and Guru Sri Kalamandalam Murali. Later, I

pursued my Masters in Performing Arts in Hyderabad Central University,

specializing in Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Guru Sri Pasumarthi

Ramalinga Sastry . I got an opportunity to perform under the world

famous Mohiniattam dancer Guru Smt. Bharati Shivaji in the well known

production 'Swan Lake' held in Delhi, Kolkata, Narada Gana Sabha in

Chennai and Russia. I worked in Uma Memorial Kalalayam, Kolkata which is

run by my parents, assisted them to train students and being part of

their productions. After moving to Singapore, I joined Apsaras Arts, as

full time Stage Performer and Dance Instructor. With the mentorship of

Smt. Neila Sathyalingam (Mami), Sri Aravinth Kumaraswamy and Sri

Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, I was part of great productions like" Anjasa",

"Alapadma", "Sita's Magical Forest","Heroines of Raja Ravi Varma","

Aadum Arul Jyothi","Agathi" and "Anjaneyam", which we presented in

Singapore, Malaysia, India, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.