Dancer | Performer | Trainer
Avani Raj is a talented dancer and performer. She is an alumnus of Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Trichy, Tamilnadu. And specializes in Bharathanatyam. She has performed in above 1500 stages and conducted various programs related to Bharathanatyam.
- M. F. A Bharatanatyam
- B. F. A Bharatanatyam
( Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Trichy, Tamilnadu)
- HSC, SSLC (Kerala kalamandalam art H.S.S, Cheruthuruthy )
- Working as Director & Dance instructor of Pradhakshina Kalakshethra.
- Bharatanatyam dance instructor at Kaviri school of fine arts (2011 – 2015).
- Lecturer in fine arts (Bharathanatyam) at Alva’s education foundation, Mangalore (2015 – 2017).
- BOE Chairperson (fine arts) of Mangalore University (2016-2017).
- Cultural Co-ordinator of Alva’s Education foundation Mangalore (2015-2017).
- Classical dance instructor of Indian Music And Arts Centre (Bahrain) (2018 – 2020).
- Classical Dance – Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyaattam, Kuchipudi, Kathak.
- Folk Dance – Kerala folk, Tamilnadu folk.
- Acting (Short film)
- Dance Make-up
Major Works and Performances
- Academic project- “Origin and development of mask dance in Kerala.
- Movie – BLUE WHALE (short film) Directed by Vinod Aattingal.
- Dance Drama– Meetpar Meendum Pirappu (Tamil drama about Jesus), Kalai Kaviri College Fine Arts).
- Kutrala Kuravanji (choreographed by Dr. Sunitha Babu ).
- Ramayanam Choreographed by ( KalaiKaviri College M.F.A 2014-15) Our final year batch.
- Punthaanam’s Njanappana (Performed with actor Vineeth Radhakrishnan, actress Lakshmi Gopalaswami (Choreographed by Vineeth Radhakrishnan).
Participated Workshops and Programs
- Drama workshop Conducted by Ramanujan sir At Pookkad Kalalayam.
- Bharatanatyam workshop about Karana’s conducted by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam madam At Kerala Kalamandalam.
- Kuchipudi workshop conducted By Swapna Sundari madam At Kerala Kalamandalam.
- Bharatanatyam workshop conducted By Guru Chandrashekhar At Kerala Kalamandalam.
- Bharatanatyam workshop about Kouthvam. Conducted by Fr. Dr. Saju George At Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts.
- Bharatanatyam workshop about Varnam. Conducted by Guru Ogeswari Shanmuganathan At Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts.
- Mohiniyattam workshop conducted by Guru Kalamandalam Kshemavathi At Bharathiyar College Puducherry.
- Tamil Nadu Folk Workshop conducted By Bala master At KKC College, Trichy.
- Theatre workshops conducted by Aravind Kumaraswami At KKC College, Trichy.
- Bharatanatyam workshop about Expression Guru Divyasena At KKC College, Trichy.
- Thalam Workshop conducted by Guru Supriya Ravikumar At Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts.
- International Seminar on Music and Dance in Classical Tamil epics at Kalai Kaviri college of fine arts.
- Bharatanatyam workshop conducted by Guru Deepak Kumar Puthur At Alva’s Education Foundation.
- Kathak workshop conducted by guru Ashimbandubattacharya at Alva’s Education Foundation.
- Bharatanatyam workshop conducted by Guru Dr. Sheela Unnikrishnan at Alvas Education Foundation.
- Kuchipudi workshop conducted by Guru Veena Murthy Vijaya at Alva’s Education Foundation.
- Kathak workshop conducted by Guru Nirupama Rajendra at Alva’s Education Foundation.
- Mohiniyattam workshop conducted by Guru Deepa Chakravartthi at Alva’s Education Foundation.
- Dance performed in 1500+ stages.
- Mayura Natyanjali 2015.
- Barahan Natyanjali – 2013.
- Chidambram Natyanjali – 2013.
- South zone Cultural Center – Thanjavur.
- Samskrta Surabhi – 2014.
- Harmony festival – 2013.
- Indian dance festival at Mamallapuram – (2014-2015).
- llangathir youth festival – 2014.
- Alva’s Nudisiri program at Mangalore.
- Alva’s Virasat program at Mangalore.
- Performed places – Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka
- Madhyapradesh, Bahrain.
Organized Workshops & Programs
- Bharatanatyam workshop at Pookkadkalalayam.
- Mohiniyattam workshop at Alva’s education foundation (2015-2017).
- Trained several batches of Arangettam students at Kalai Kaviri School of Fine Arts.
- Bharatanatyam group Performance at Bahrain Kerala Samajam.
- Kerala youth festival prizes.
- Amrutha yuvadharma dhara – 2004.
- Kerala Kalamandalam.
- Sargavasantham – 2007.
- Cent present academic year award 2014-15.
- India star Independent award – 2020.
Extra Academic Education
- Natyapriya Birudham at Pookkad Kalalayam.
Diploma in Nattuvangam.
- Member ABHAI – ( Association of Bharatanatyam Artist of India)
Father : O. Rajan Nair
Mother : Hema Rajan
Husband : Arjun M Nair
Daughter : Jagat Janani
Calicut, Kerala 673323
Email – [email protected]
Phone no – +97333286041, +918714474823
Birth Date – 30/08/1992