Greater Toronto Area, Canada
Natya Tapasya Dance Academy is a traditional classical Bharatanatyam school providing dance and yoga lessons at two locations in Mississauga and Brampton. Founded by Sridevi Vishwanathan, the institute aims to provide students with a systematic training in the ‘Kalakshetra’ style of Bharatanatyam, along with theory knowledge and yoga – a method that has proven effective for the past 25 years since the founding of the school.
Having learnt from eminent gurus such as Padmashri Adyar K Lakshman, Sridevi sincerely believes that a student gets the best learning experience from learning about the values of Indian culture along with dance lessons through a strong Guru Shisya relationship. Her vision for Natya Tapasya is to provide her students with the same enriching relationship that she had with her late Guru, also while showcasing this art form to the community. Natya Tapasya students have performed globally and extensively across Canada, with many shows performed yearly in the Greater Toronto Area.