Ashwini Manjunath

Richmond, Virginia, United States

I strongly believe "Art is not only for entertainment but also for enlightenment". Bharatanatyam is that form of classical dance where the divinity lies in itself and enlighten those who believe in it.

I have been a great lover and devotee of dance since my birth. I started my fundamental training in classical dance at a very tender age of 6. Later my growing interest pursued me to learn under my Guru, Vidushi. Kripa Phadke of Nrityagiri performing arts and research centre Mysore, India. Having acquired proficiency in Bharatanatyam with enviable distinction, I presented my Rangapravesham in 2008.

"Nrityaloka" is my dance hub started in 2010 with the objective of spreading Indian culture through dance. Performed on various memorable occassions across India, me and my students have been blessed with many opportunities to perform in US such as Nationwide Cultural Exchange program, TACO, FIA, Vindhya Cultural Association programs, Festival of India IAVA and many more.

With a strong determination, commitment and enthusiasm of spreading the values of the divine art, I support and encourage the young generation to follow this artistic path and enlighten their lives.

  • Work
    • 614-923-6152
  • Education
    • Bachelor Of Engineering In Polymer Science