Gowri S. Ramaswamy had her initial training in Bharata Natyam in the well known institution, Kalakshetra. She continued her training in BharataKalanjanli under the world famous dancing duo, the Dhananjayans. Gowri received her “Natya Poorna” from Bharata Kalanjali after her arangetram in 1992. She is the recipient of the merit scholarship from CCRT, New Delhi in the field of Bharata Natyam.
Gowri has given many solo dance performances and has been an integral part of many Bharata Kalanjali productions. Gowri toured US and Canada in 1993 with the Dhananjayan troupe and participated in their well acclaimed productions of Sita Rama Katha and Sangamitra. In 1995 she also toured the Middle East with the Dhananjayans.
Gowri moved to the Dallas metroplex in 1995 and has since been performing and teaching in the area. Gowri and her students have participated in cultural events in and around the Metroplex sponsored by local corporations and fine arts organizations. Gowri has been recognized for her contribution to Bharata Natyam by the Metroplex Hindu Temple. She has had the opportunity to perform at Dallas Museum of Arts in Fall of 2002 for the unveiling ceremony of the Statue of Natraja for the Asian exhibits.
She has established her own dance institution “Sampradaya Performing Arts” in Allen, TX. Gowri focuses on guiding the budding talent to professional standards of excellence in this great ancient art. She strives to pass on the great lessons learnt under her gurus to the younger generation.
Srividya Raghu had her initial training in Bharatanatyam in Mumbai, India.
She has been with Sampradaya performing for over 7 years now and has been teaching for the last couple of years. She has been an integral part of the Sampradaya productions as well.
Srividya and her husband Raghu have been associated with Chinmaya mission Dallas for over 15 years and she has been a Balvihar teacher for many years now.
Vishruthi Ramaswamy is the daughter and disciple of Smt. Gowri Ramaswamy. She completed her arangetram in 2015 and has been an integral part in all of Sampradaya’s productions. She was the recipient of the ICHF scholarship for Bharatanatyam in 2015, and has had the privilege of learning under Gowri’s gurus, the Dhananjayans. She also has been fortunate to have learnt from Smt. Shobana Bhalchandra and continues honing her dance skills under Sri.Shijith Nambiar and guidance from her mother. She is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing Electrical and Computer Engineering along with a Business minor.
Pavithra G Ramesh has over 18 years of experience with the Bharatanatyam art, and has trained under and performed with eminent dancers such as Sri Rajarathnam Pillai, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Radhika Shurajith, and several others. She holds a bachelor of fine arts in Bharatanatyam and is currently performing and teaching at Sampradaya Performing Arts. She holds a masters in industrial engineering from The Ohio State University and is currently working as a Data Scientist in Dallas, TX.
Devika Iyer is a graduate of Sampradaya Performing Arts, she completed her arangetram in 2015, and has been an integral part of various Sampradaya productions. She has had the opportunity to have learnt under Smt. Shobanaa Bhalchandra and Sri.Shijith Nambiar during the various workshops conducted by Sampradaya. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Marketing and Sales at The University of Texas at Dallas.