Divya Ramkumar

Divya Ramkumar is an accomplished Bharatanatyam Artiste. Based out of the South Indian State of Kerala in India, she has created her space in the Arts World with her immense talent and unrelenting hardwork. Divya is the disciple of Sri. Sunil Nellay, a highly regarded Master and artiste of Bharatanatyam. He has been the guiding light for Divya in her journey to master the fine traits of Bharatanatyam. Being a Keralite and Malayalee, Divya also had the opportunity to master other Indian regional art forms of Kuchupudi, Mohiniyattom and other folk dances. She has performed in various platforms and occasions and have won several awards.

Divya Ramkumar is also the founder and Director Natyanjali Dance School, where students are educated and trained in Bharatanatyam. Her students range from as young as 5 to adults as old as 50. She is also a core member of Samarpana Classical Arts, which is a grass root level organisation solely founded to provide a practice platform for Adults who wish to get back to dancing after a break.

With the aim of inspiring and providing first class training to youngsters and adults alike, Divya has always strived for excellence in the best possible way. International Artists have been invited for Workshops, Lecture Demonstrations and performances. Performance opportunities have been created to instill confidence, stage presence, team work and develop holistically. Students have been encouraged to appear for Dance Grade Exams, thereby enabling them to challenge themselves. Divya also believes in spreading awareness of the traditional arts of India to the community and has organised workshops and demonstrations at schools, hospitals, sheltered homes and community spaces.

Divya Receiving Yuva Natyakala Puraskaar from her Guru Shri. Sunil Nellay in 2017.

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