initial training in Bharatanatyam under Late Vidwan M.C. Shekhar and other well known gurus in Bangalore, India.
received advanced training in dance and choreography from renowned Gurus Shanta and V.P. Dhananjayan (Bharatakalanjali, Chennai), Professor C.V.
Chandrashekhar (Chennai), and advanced training in nattuvangam from Padmashri Adyar K. Lakshman (Bharata Choodamani, Chennai) She
continues to study with these acknowledged masters of the art.
She is the artistic director of Nrityanjali, a dance institution in Gaithersburg, Md.
She is a dedicated teacher, performer, and choreographer and has trained over 200 serious dancers in the past 24 years.
produced, choreographed, directed, and performed in the dance dramas (each title that follows should be in italics) Shantala, Malavika and Chidambaram.
production of Shantala was broadcast on local television.
accomplishments also include other television broadcasts on dance, lecture demonstrations at universities, and performances at the Smithsonian Institution
has given several outstanding performances in India, the US, and the West Indies.
recently performed on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in June 2005.
The State of Maryland honored Meena Telikicherla
as the Performing Artist of the Year 1991, and Montgomery County honored her
contributions to the arts in 1994 and 1996.
received an award for her
choreography in 2001 from the Maryland State Arts Council
, and was selected as one of Montgomery County's Most Talented Artists by Montgomery Community Television.
Bharatanatyam classes are taught to serious students.
For details please contact Meena
at 301.330.8573 or by email at email@example.com.
We are very proud and doubly happy to offer these blessings to Meena Telikicherla
, whose undiluted love for the art and culture of Bhaarat (India) has contributed much to the development of cultural ethos in the new generation of immigrant Indian children in the Washington, D.C. area.
accomplishments as a Bharatanatyam artist and teacher par excellence, Meena
has been an important influence on others in maintaining aesthetic values and keeping this tradition alive.
Endowed with a good personality, considerable charm, and a consummate knowledge of this divine art, Meena shines amongst the best of our dancers.
sensitive facial expressions and clean body line, or Angasuddha, speak volumes for her
total involvement in this difficult performance art.
Meena's dance drama productions are trend setting examples of her
As one of our ardent disciples, we are proud that Meena
is imparting the values she
imbibed during several years at the Yogaville Gurukulam, where she
has been integral as a devoted and disciplined student.
is undoubtedly one of the best Indian artists, contributing to the development of an Indo-American cultural relationship, and she
is a crusader in keeping young generations connected with their culture.
Our blessings to Meena
to continue her
passionate mission in life, to serve in her
chosen career as a Bharatanatyam artist and teacher.