Vishruthi Ramaswamy started learning Bharatanatyam as a child from her mother and guru, Smt. Gowri Ramaswamy (a disciple of The Dhananjayans). Surrounded by Bharatanatyam since the time she was born, she grew up watching the art form and learning more every minute. She feels extremely fortunate to have such a blessing in her life.
Always fond and joyful of dancing, it wasn't until a few years back Vishruthi realized her true passion for the art. After attending the 2013 Yogaville Camp conducted by The Dhananjayans, she finally recognized her deep love and devotion for Bharatanatyam — something she would treasure for the rest of her life. The Gurukulam-like setting and focused atmosphere that the camp provided (in the middle of the forest, no technology, no distractions), allowed for utmost concentration on her dance. Being able to learn from her mother’s gurus- The Dhananjayans, not only pushed her to strive for perfection but also instilled a never ending love and commitment to the art form.
After her unforgettable experience at Yogaville, Vishruthi continued honing her skills at Sampradaya Performing Arts, also attending the many workshops hosted by Sampradaya of travelling artists such as Smt. Shobanaa Bhalchandra, Smt. Radhika Shurajit, Sri. Shijith Nambiar, Smt. Parvathy Menon, and Sri. Venkatakrishnan.
She completed her arangetram in 2015 along with Devika Iyer, with the esteemed orchestra of Sri. Shijith Nambiar on Nattuvangum, Sri. Deepu Nair on Vocal, Sri. Karthikeyan Ramanathan on Mridangam, Sri. Vikram Raghukumar on Violin, and Sri. Vasanth Kumar Vairamanickam on Flute.
In 2016, both Vishruthi and Devika performed a margam in Bharata Vidhya Bhavan (Chennai, India), under their guru Smt. Gowri Ramaswamy. During this time, Vishruthi had the opportunity to work closely on her skills under Sri. Shijith Nambiar and Smt. Parvathy Menon, and was able to present the margam in Bharatakalanjali for The Dhananjayans and receive their blessings.
Vishruthi was also the recipent of The Aarti School Dance Scholarship under the Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) Shcolarship Program in 2016.
Since then, Vishruthi has travelled performing in various places such as California, India, Melbourne and around Texas. She continues working on her skills at Sampradaya under Smt. Gowri Ramaswamy and also partakes in Sampradaya group productions (Murali Nritya Madhuri, Naatya Bhajanaamruthum, Anubhava, Samarpanam, Maithreem Bhajatha, and Sandhya).
In 2017, Vishruthi took part in Sampradaya’s collaboration along with the Allen Civic Ballet, ‘Prakriti’ — a unique opportunity allowing her to explore the conjunction of different dance forms.
Vishruthi is currently studying Electrical and Computer Engineering along with a Business Minor in The University of Texas at Austin and continues to dance under Sampradaya Performing Arts. She hopes to continue to spread her love and passion for the art form with others and forever learning more about Bharatnatyam.