Nrityalaya Dance Academy
Years of disciplined training are brought to
fruition in an "Arangetram" performance of a
series of complex dance Pieces.  This celebrates
the years of dedication of both student and the
teacher to the Art.

Click here for Arangetram Pictures of our students
Upcoming Events in 2012:

Nrityalaya Students participated in the following events in 2012:

Gayathri Dileepan performed her Arangetram  at the St. Paul Student Center on 8/11/2012. Click
here for Pictures

Nrityalaya Dance Academy presented the debut performance of  "Mahishasura Mardhini"  a
Kuchipudi Dance Drama,  choreographed by Padmaja Dharnipragada at the Hindu Temple of
Minnesota on 6/8/2012

Vibha Taal 2012  Dance Competitions- 4/22/2012  Nrityalaya Dance Academy Students Won the
First Prize.
Click here for pictures

Sri Venkateswara temple Ugadi Celebrations- 3/24/12 Click here for pictures

St Paul Student Center - Annual event - 1/28/12 Click here for pictures

Minnesota Tamil Sangam - Pongal - 1/24/12 Click here for pictures

Hindu Mandir of MN - RADHA MADHAVAM - Sankranthi Celebration - 1/14/12 Click here for pictures

Hindu Mandir of MN - Aarudra darshanam -  1/8/12

  • Nrityalaya participates in numerous cultural programs throughout the year.  Students of
    Nrityalaya perform and showcase their talents, and allow the community with opportunities to
    see quality performances in BharataNatyam and Kuchipudi.
  • Nrityalaya’s strong commitment to the community is reflected in the company's highly popular
    performances in cultural programs throughout the state of Minnesota. Since 1991, Artistic
    Director Padmaja Dharnipragada has gained a statewide reputation for offering a diverse
    range of community and school programs that encourage students to explore the arts and
    culture of India while inspiring them to respect diversity.
  • Nrityalaya seeks to sustain and develop the traditional art forms of India through the teaching
    and performance of BharataNatyam and Kuchipudi for audiences of all backgrounds.
    Furthermore, Nrityalaya works to engage other art forms and cultures through educational
    programs and collaborative endeavors. Nrityalaya thereby promotes the values of Indian
    culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures.