Shruti Sriram

Shruti Sriram had her early training in Carnatic vocal from her grandmother Kalpakam Balasubrahmanian and in Bharatanatyam from her mother, Pushkala Gopal. She pursued further vocal training from Sangeeta Kalanidhi DK Pattammal in Chennai and continues her vocal training under the tutelage of Sri Rajkumar Bharathi.

Shruti completed her Arangetram in Bharatanatyam in 1993 in Chennai under the tutelage of Kala Acharyas Padmabhushan Srimathi Shanta and Sri VP Dhananjayan (Founders- Bharatakalanjali). While in Chennai, she won prizes at different inter school/collegiate cultural events and sabha competitions. She featured in the December festival season at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Karthik Fine Arts, and Bharat Kalachar. Shruti also featured in the National Indian TV channel Doordarshan’s – Adal Arangam, a series dedicated to Indian dance. Between 1990 and 1994, she performed with the Dhananjayans in their acclaimed theatre productions Ramantakam, Sri Thyagaraja Vaibhavam and Bharatakalanjali’s Tasher Desh, which was a tribute to the Gurus by the students of Bharatakalanjali. Shruti participated in the Mahabalipuram festival in 1994. She has worked with Mudralaya (UK), and was the lead female dancer in their production “Secret of Life”. Shruti has to her credit several students of Mudralaya, who she taught and trained towards their arangetram since1995. She has provided vocal support for several arangetrams since 1995 in the UK and Europe.

Shruti started her own institution SANSKRITI: in 2000 in Minnesota, USA, and was successfully training over 60 pupils in both dance and music by 2003. Shruti currently teaches Bharatanatyam and vocal music in London. Her students are regular performers at public events and have won several music/dance competitions each year conducted by the Croydon Music Festival and Sivan Isai fine Arts (India). Shruti continues to perform internationally as a dancer and vocalist for Arangetrams.