Chitra Ramaswamy Biography:
Chitra Ramaswamy was introduced to classical dance at the age of nine and began her education in the Kalakshetra style under the able guidance of her Guru Padmashree Adyar.K.Laksmanan of Chennai. She trains under Kalaimamani Jayanthi Subramaniam and mentored by Kalaimamani Priyadarsini Govind and Shri Shijith Nambiar
Chitra’s passion towards the art drives her to think out of the box and brings various themes that could help even novice audience appreciate the art form in its full grandeur. Her strength lies in being able to visualize the theme/story in the eyes of an on-looker which helps her to create the imagery in a manner that is most vivid and picturesque. It’s her mission to be able to take this form to the next level of being able to depict a combination of modern and traditional themes which can lure the next generation and thereby also introduce them to our rich culture and heritage without losing out on the crux of the art.
She has toured various places in India for performances including Solo and dance dramas. Chitra pursued dance avidly even as she was earning a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in BITS, Pilani. Chitra has played leading parts in the dance dramas staged by other dance companies like Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance, Bharatha Choodamani, Padmni Institute of Dance. Chitra instituted “Sanskriti School Of Dance “in New Jersey in 2005. The school offers programs in Bharatanatyam with the aim of spreading the richness and grandeur of this art form and yet retaining its pureness and tradition. She also plans to inculcate the precious art to various young students as devotedly and diligently as her Gurus.