Samika Gangidi

August 5th 2017

Samika Gangidi is 16 years old and has been learning Bharatanatyam from the age of six. She completed her Arangretram recently under the guidance of Guru. Smt. Kalaimangai Anbalagan. Samika is a hardworking young woman and a honors student. She has been elected treasurer in a school club and she is part of the track and field team. She has also been learning the violin since the age of eight. In her free time, she volunteers at the Grafton town library, the Milford Regional Medical Center, the St.Vincent Hospital and events at her school. She is very passionate about helping others.


Akshitha Balagani

August 5th 2017

Akshitha Balagani is 16 years old and is a junior at Grafton High School. She learned and practiced classical dance for almost 10 years up to her arangetram, and is very passionate about it. In addition to dance, she is also an avid tennis player and is part of her varsity tennis team. She loves to spend her time volunteering at the library, senior centers, and several school events. This is a testament to her patience and nurturing character.


Sonu Patel

August 28th 2017

Sonu Patel, 15, is a sophomore at Montville Township High School, who recently completed her Arangetram on August 27, 2017. She has performed in many competitions, and engages in Bollywood and folk dancing, apart from Bharatanatyam. Sonu is involved with volunteering in her community and actively takes part in different clubs at her school. She enjoys listening to music and playing sports, and loves spending time with her family and friends. In the coming years, Sonu would like to pursue her interests in dance and focus on her academic career.


Meenakshi Kodali

August 28th 2017

Meenakshi Kodali is currently a senior at Westborough High School. She accomplished her Bharatanatyam Arangetram in August of 2017 under the tutelage of Smt. Kalaimangai Anbalagan. Meena is a passionate classical dancer and singer who has performed at countless events and fundraisers and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. She hopes her efforts so far and going forward will contribute to positive changes in the world as she heads off toward the next stage of her life: college.


Krishnaa Amin

August 8th 2021

Krishnaa has been learning Bharatanatyam for the last 11 years from Guru Smt. Kalaimangai Anbalagan. She has gracefully performed in numerous Bharatanatyam shows including the AmudhaSri Annual Programs which benefitted UMass Pancreatic Cancer Research and St. Jude's Cancer for children. She also held roles and performed in multiple scenes in the Navashakthi Theatre Production, raising funds for the Genesis Foundation for children. Krishnaa has also participated in many programs for the Kerala Association of New England (KANE), New England Malayalee Association (NEMA), Sri Lakshmi Temple, and Sri Gurusthan Sai Temple.


Safalta Shukla

August 8th 2021

Safalta has been learning Bharatnatyam for 5 years now. She had always seen classical dance as a way for her to purely connect with her culture. By learning from Guru Smt. Kalaimangai Anbalagan, Safalta has been able to mature into a proper Bbharatnatyam dancer. She has performed on numerous stages and performed in a Navrathri Production for the AmudhaSri School of Dance. Many of her dances have helped fund UMASS pancreatic cancer research, the Genesis Foundation for Children, and much more. Since learning Bharatnatyam from Guru Smt. Kalaimangai Anbalagan, Safalta has become a more passionate and disciplined dancer.


Shivangi Das Gupta

August 8th 2021

Shivangi has been learning kalakshetra bharatanatyam since the age of 4. She has showcased her talent in many productions,temple programs and cultural events where she has immersed herself in the culture of temple dance. Through her training in dance,she has enhanced her grace,perseverance and sense of seelf discipline and is grateful to her Guru for nurturing her to become the dancer she is today