With over 30 years of performing experience, Sujatha Srinivasan specializes in the highly stylized and vigorous classical Indian dance form called Bharathanatyam. One of the most popular and well established classical dance forms of India, Bharathanatyam consists of dance movements, mime, melodic music, rhythm, colorful costumes and jewelry. Sujatha’s skills as a choreographer, performer and teacher allow her to make this unique art form accessible, entertaining and enlightening to students while educating them about the Indian culture. She has won many awards and titles in India and has participated in many major prestigious dance festivals internationally, winning praise from the press and connoisseurs alike. She has to her credit many thematic and collaborative presentations. Sujatha has been spearheading her efforts towards social causes through fundraising events to benefit educational institutions, orphanages and temples in America and India. Partnering with Center for Arts-Inspired Learning as a professional teaching artist she has been promoting creative learning by uniting arts and education in Northeast Ohio schools. Sujatha is the founder and artistic director of Shri Kalaa Mandir –Center for Indian Performing Arts, which is one of the leading professional dance institutions in Ohio. Students undergo holistic training in Bharathanatyam. Many have won accolades and awards for their performances including prizes in international dance competitions. Recent performances include the Dance Showcase at Playhouse Square, Festival of Nations-Akron Civic Center, Opening Nights Festival-Cleveland Museum of Art, FICA (Federation of India Community Associations) and at the Universities of Kent, Akron and Marietta as well as temples in Cleveland. Sujatha’s mission is to educate and enlighten students and audiences about the great art of Bharathanatyam.