Aparna Sindhoor

Aparna S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bharata Natyam is one of the classical dances from India. A rich dance with rhythmic foot work, strong and graceful movements and expressions. The class is taught by an expert Bharat Natyam dancer and teacher who comes from the Mysore Palace tradition. The form is taught with care for great detail, expression and wonderful rhythm work. The class is suitable for all age groups including the elderly. Try this art form and you will see how much beauty is there in our bodies and our expressions. This a great form for actors too.

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Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, founder and Artistic Director of Navarasa Dance Theater is a teacher, choreographer and a performer. She one of the leading exponents of the Mysore Style Bharatanatyam and a master teacher of yoga, wellness and martial arts kalari ppayattu. She was awarded the NPN creation award, Arts International fellowship, “ShaktiDhama woman the year” and nominated for Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award and Kerala Film award. She has choreographed movies: Santhosh Sivan’s, Anandabadhram, S M Raju’s Varnam and has worked with Oscar winner Antony Dod Mantel and Cirque du soleil famed Franco Dragone’. She has been touring and creating more than fifteen dance-theater inspired by people’s movement for social justice. She was an artist-in-residence and has performed at Bates Dance Festival, University California at Santa Barbara, Wellesley college, Asian Art Museum, The CULTCH, Teesri Duniya Theatre, Ragayana and Amol Palekhar’s Theater Festival. Sindhoor started her training in dance with her mother Dr. Srivalli and in music with her father Prof. Balasubramanyam a young age and continued to study for fifteen years with legendary, Dr. Venkatalakshamma (Mysore palace dancer) and with other teachers including Lalitha Srinivasan. She is trained in yoga at Ramana Gyanna Kendra, Mysore, Kalari, music and acting. She is a Gold Medalist in Dance (Mysore University) and a PhD in Dance (Boston University.)

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Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2019 - Present
California State University Northridge (CSUN)

Teacher and Director
Oct 1996 - Present
Navarasa Dance Theater

Teaching dance, yoga and martial arts since 1996

Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Santa Monica College

Adjunct faculty of dance: Indian dance at Santa Monica College.


Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Back bay Yoga
PhD - Dance, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies
Sep 2003 - May 2009
Boston University
Jan 1990 - Sep 1996
Ramana Gyana Kendra
Jan 1980 - May 1996
BA Performing Arts
May 1987 - May 1990
University of Mysore


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


NPN Creation Award
Aug 2013
National Performers Network
Woman of the Year
Oct 2010
Shakti Dhama - Women's Institute, Mysore

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Photo by Aparna S.

Photo by Aparna S.

Photo by Aparna S.


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