Aparna Satheesan Artistic Director of Samyoga School of Dance Performer Choreographer and Teacher

Aparna Satheesan, Artistic Director of Samyoga is a talented dancer who is trained in different classical Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom, Kathakali, Ottam Thullal, Kerala Nadanam from eminent legendary dancers like Padmabushan Dhananjayans, Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi, Regatta Girija Chandran, Nelliyodu Vasudevan Namboothiri and so on. 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. Prestigious events organized by ICCR, Karur Natyanjali, Soorya Festival(India), Guruvayoor Temple festival, Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana,  featured performer at The Balaji temple, Chicago, Samarpana at Vyllopilli Samskruthi Bhavan, Light and Sound Show, 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 A.R Rahman had added more stars in her career. In 2017, she has been selected as the state ambassador in Kuchipudi for the international organization, IndianRaga.

Aparna has premiered her own first dance production “Krishna” at The Sangam, organized by Eli Lilly Corporation, Indianapolis, IN USA, where she played the main role as Krishna. Her other major productions/choreographies are Sri Rama Charitham, Shivoham, Natya Samyoga and more. She was 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 is a graceful and talented dancer who excels in nritta as well as abhinaya aspects of dance and also a well-trained nattuvanar. 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.