Core Team


Dr Piyush Raj- As the Founder- Director of Natanam Studio and a Kathak artiste/ performer, Piyush brings on board entrepreneurial skills as well as an academic aproach into the domain of Kathak dance. His flair for design and an innate aesthetic sense complement his curating of diverse events at Natanam


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An Odissi exponent with decades of experience and Founder Director- Sanskrita Foundation, Shubhada is known for her expertise in the form with unique choreography, exquisite grace in movement and soulful abhinaya. In addition to being a excellent performer Shubhada is an exacting Guru, ensuring that the art form remains undiluted. Her journey in dance has been beautifully captured in her various publications and on film

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As a Hindustani Classical Vocalist, performer and educator, Jayanthi brings an eclectic mix of knowledge, aesthetics and emotion into the vocal art form. Trained and  proficient in Hindustani as well as Carnatic vocal musical forms, Jayanthi is equally at ease in rendering Thumri, Bhajans and Folk music. As an educator, she constantly endeavours to integrate art and academics.

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Shreya Sabharwal is trained in Kathak as well as Odissi dance forms. While she performs as an Odissi artiste, she brings her skills as a trained educator for children with special needs into the teaching space ensuring classroom equity. Her experience in event management is an asset in curating events at the Studio. 

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Mitali’s tryst with Odissi began at a very tender age. Besides being a trained Odissi Dancer, Mitali is also a Professor in Economics, an athelete and an ace swimmer. Armed with an eye for detail, she brings in her administration skills on board for all the events organised by the academy. 

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