Jayanthi Balachandran

(relocated to California August 2009)

Jayanthi Balachandran trained for many years in Bharathanatyam under Padmashri Mrs. Chitra Visweswaran (one of India's respected Bharathanatyam exponents). She is the Artistic Director of Rasa Dance Creations and offers workshops in universities, schools and arts organizations wherein she promotes her message - "Dance Transcends Barriers." Through "Speaking Through Dance" sessions, she incorporates eloquent narration coupled with dance movements to educate audiences on thought-provoking, cross-cultural works of literature. She served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Dance Alliance. She received a Regional Artist Grant awarded by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and collaborated with Indian Classical Music and Dance Society (ICMDS) and the North Carolina Museum of History to launch "Shiksha" ("education") - a series of lecture-demonstrations on Indian classical dance presented by various local artists, with an aim of bringing to life the myriad nuances from the world of Indian classical dance. She enjoys choreographing solo and group dance programs. She also presents her public speaking talents to host dance programs. (8/2009)

Articles by Jayanthi Balachandran:

Mellifluous Music by South Indian Duo

World Music Review by Jayanthi Balachandran,  April 19, 2009

Dancer Becomes the Dance

Dance Review by Jayanthi Balachandran,  March 6, 2009