Chethana initially learnt Kathak from Mrs. Preethi Vasavada for 5 years and later continued her training at NADAM under the guidance of my Gurus Sri. Murali Mohan Kalvakalva & Ms. Nandini Mehta.Chethana has been performing with NADAM ensemble since 5 years and has given shows in India, USA, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam & Thailand as part of the NADAM ensemble.
Chethana is a Senior software engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Sowmya Ravi began her journey in dance at the young age of 7, having had her initial training in the style of Bharatanatyam, under Gurus Karnataka Kalashree Sri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt Sandhya Kiran. She went on to pursue Kathak, under Gurus Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan, at the Narthan Academy of Dance and Music (NADAM) and has been intensively learning the nuances of Kathak for the last 9 years. Sowmya has extensively performed as a part of the NADAM ensemble, at various prestigious festivals both in India and abroad.
To add to her creative perspective, Sowmya has learnt Carnatic Vocal under Guru Smt.Neela Ramanujam for a period of 5 years, and has obtained a distinction in the Music Junior exam, conducted by Karnataka Secondary Education Board.
A bright student academically, Sowmya is currently pursuing her B.D.S degree at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, while she hopes to make a
mark for herself in the field of Kathak.
Malavika started her initial training in Kathak at the age of eleven years under Guru Smt.Chitra Venugopal at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan,Bangalore where she earned a Junior diploma in Kathak and Choreography. After six years, she continued her further training under Gurus Nandini Mehta and K Murali Mohan and became a part of the NADAM ensemble.
Malavika has performed extensively with NADAM at important cultural centres in India and abroad. She has also completed her Junior exam in Kathak from Karnataka Secondary Education Board.
Malavika has completed her Masters in Law and is a practicing Advocate by profession.
Vidhya began her training in Kathak at NADAM under the able guidance and tutelage of Gurus Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan, in 2013. She has been fortunate to attend workshops by exponents like Guru Vidha Lal, Guru Shama Bhate, Guru Bragha Bessell and Guru Harish Gangani. Her passion for dance triggered her to learn Indian folk forms as well. She has been a part of all NADAM performance since her debut touring India and abroad as a company dancer. She has also been a part of the administrative team at NADAM.
To add to her inclination towards art, Vidhya has received training in Carnatic music under Guru Smt.Latha Nadig. She cleared the junior level examination in Carnatic vocal conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board, with distinction, and has also received training to clear the senior level. An art lover by nature, she has had stints of acting in award winning regional short films. She was also featured in an album by Sachin Shankor Mannath, a student of Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman’s K.M Music Conservatory, Chennai, the album being composed as a tribute to the legendary Classical composer Swati Tirunal Rama Verma for his 200th birth anniversary. She also had the fortune to work with veteran art-director and theatre person Padmashri M.S. Sathyu in his play "Gul-e-Bakavali", in which she played the titular role.