Artistic Director, Naad Studios
Founder of NAAD…Neha Patel began learning Bharatanatyam (Pandanallur) from the tender age of six. Her phenomenal progress in Bharatanatyam was due to the grace of her Gurus, her devotion to them, and her dedication toward the art form. She considers herself blessed to have developed under the guidance of the Great Guru Shri Pathagudy Ramaswamy and fortunate to be groomed by the legendary Mrinalini Sarabhai of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad. As a senior member of this Academy, she gave numerous performances all over India and abroad.
Neha also had the good fortune of learning Kathak (Lucknow Gharana) – a classical dance form from North India, from the Maestro Sandhya Desai in “Kadamb” Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is also fortunate to have an opportunity to be trained in rare folk art form of India under Lt. Kailash Pandya & Smt. Damini Mehta, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, India.
Art Sub-category / Genre
Indian classical dance styles Bharatnatyam & Kathak
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