ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - PRABHA RAGHAVAN
Prabha Raghavan, Founder and Artistic Director of Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy has been teaching and performing the art of BHaratanatyam for over four decades. She is the recipient of the prestigious title 'Singara Mani' at the all India level. An acclaimed artiste, Prabha has performed as a soloist and in group recitals in India, the Middle East, and Canada. Prabha trained in the Tanjavur style under Kalaimamani Guru Mahalingam Pillai at the Sri Raja Rajeshwari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai. Her initial training started at the age of 4 under her mother Smt. Jayalakshmi Subramanian. She has also been privileged to take intensive workshops and training with Shri C.V. Chandrashekar and Smt. Kalanidhi Narayan to name a few.
She has always received rave reviews for her refined abhinaya and natural grace and finesse. She also trained in Carnatic music and played the Veena for many years.
Prabha has conducted lecture demonstrations for various institutions in India and Canada. She has had the honour of judging various dance and music competitions across the GTA including TVI's Nadana Tharagai, Raaga Sangamam, Panorama Indian Idol Concert.
Through Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy, Prabha has successfully launched several of its senior students through solo debuts or Arangetrams and presented many successful mega dance productions that have been very well received. A strong believer in classical tradition, Prabha has truly carved a niche for herself through exceptional choreography.