Performing Arts: Dance, Music; Visual Arts: Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Visual Arts Instructor; Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Indian classical dance, Choreographer, Teacher, Performer and Nattuvanar
Aparna Satheesan, Artistic Director of Samyoga School of Arts is an internationally acclaimed talented dancer who trained in different classical Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom, Kathakali, Ottam Thullal, Kerala Nadanam from eminent legendary dancers like Padmabushan Dhananjayans(Alumni of Kalakshestra and direct disciple of Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale), Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi, Regatta Girija Chandran, Nelliyodu Vasudevan Namboothiri. She has been trained in this art form for more that 20 years and has been giving a lot of performances in India and abroad. She is an active member of International Dance Council and State ambassador of IndianRaga. Prestigious events organized by ICCR, Heartland Film festival, Soorya Festival(India), Karur Natyanjali festival(India), Guruvayoor Temple festival, Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, featured performer at The Balaji temple, Chicago, Samarpana at Vyllopilli Samskruthi Bhavan, Light and Sound Show, Navrathri festival by Soorya Performing Arts, Kala Utsav at Indian Consulate Chicago, feature performer at “A Night in India” Dance production by the famous Gregory Hancock Dance Company, Global Rhythms and many more are some of her major performances. She has won several awards and recognition in this young age and is renowned for her creative dance productions, choreographies and music sense. Performing for an event directed by Great musician Mr. A.R Rahman had added more stars in her career. She is a graceful and talented dancer who excels in nritta as well as abhinaya aspects of dance and also a well-trained nattuvanar.
She is also the recipient of National Natya Shiromani Award by India festival USA, and also got awarded as a Kuchipudi fellow at the Globally reputed IndianRaga orgnaization. She also serves as the State Ambassador at IndianRaga.
She has been State level winner for various dance forms for Kerala State Youth festivals and Kalathilakam (Overall Champion) for other dance competitions like Sri Chitra Thirunal Cultural Trust and many more. In 2015, She won runner up in Bharatanatyam for one of the biggest Dance Festivals in USA, Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. She has organized and performed for several charitable events for fund raising. Her recent project on “Transforming lives through dance” was highly appreciated in India and USA. Transforming lives through dance is her initiative to help people in need through dance. Apart from these, she had worked as a VJ for some of the leading television channels like Asianet, Soorya TV, Kairali, Asianet Plus etc. She had also worked as an RJ and dubbing artist for malayalam movies.