fter dazzling audiences the world over with her performances, receiving international acclaim and having taught the dance as well, Vidhya Subramanian continues to bring tremendous energy and dedication to promoting and preserving the ancient art form of Bharatanatyam.
nown for her bold, modern themes and strong choreography, Vidhya has given as much as she has received from her background in the traditional Vazhuvoor style. She began her early training with the inimitable Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam and enriched it under the eminent Guru Sri S.K.Rajarathnam and the famous abhinaya exponent Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Vidhya further received training in theory from the Dhananjayans and Nattuvangam (the art of conducting a performance) from Bhagavatulu Seetharama Sharma.
idhya's performances have stood out as a beacon to Indian Culture and World Arts, and have been an important part of many cross-cultural events, in India and other countries. Through Vidhya's evocative rendition, Bharatanatyam has crossed international boundaries and touched the chords of dignitaries and arts enthusiasts in USA, Russia, France, Germany, Kenya and Afghanistan.
fter her move to the United States, Vidhya started her own Bharatanatyam production company and school called Lasya, in Northern California. The school has presented 38 disciples in Arangetrams and the company has performed 9 full-length and several short thematic presentations under her direction. In addition, Vidhya has expanded the outreach of Bharatanatyam through collaborations with other styles of dance through her solo and ensemble work.
idhya's artistic talents have extended to acting as well and she has done 3 stage plays and one short film under the banner of Krea. She trains in Carnatic music and is currently in the process of completing her MA in Theatre Arts.