is a multifaceted personality and also an outstanding Bharatanatyam dancer. Over the years, she has anchored several shows, acted in films across various languages and performed at many stages all over the world. She received the award 'Yuvakala Bharat' at the age of 17.
She is a graduate from MOP Vaishnav College where she was the student President. She went on to do her PG Diploma in Acting and Direction from San Jose State University
. She also has a Masters
and Ph. D
in Dance History
from Madras University
She received initial training with Smt. K. J . Sarasa for 10 years, and had her further learning with Bhagavatulu Sri. B. Seetharama Sharma of Kalakshetra
There is a four page write up about her qualifications, experience, awards etc which can be accessed easily by typing her name – Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh.
Swarnamalya is a highly qualified, experienced, talented and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and these were evident in her performance that evening.
She has started and presides over an institution called “Ranga Mandira” – School of Performing Arts and Research in Chennai for imparting knowledge of arts and culture and for training aspiring dancers of the Bharatanatyam art form.
These photographs were taken during a performance put up by some of the senior disciples of the legendary Bharatanatyam dance Guru (Late) Ms. K J Sarasa in homage to their Guru in February 2013
Enjoy the pictures,