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Anu Sheeba [Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi ]

About us

Saila Sudha was founded two decades ages to provide through training in both bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi, styles of Indian Classical Dance. It is a top-ranking institution of excellence, imparting training with expertise and complete reverence for tradition and culture. The training is under the tutelage of world renowned Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi exponent Prof. Kalaimamani Sailaja, the founder and director of the Academy.
The academy offers classes for all levels of learning from beginners to advance. The potential of the dancer is nurtured and developed by giving them the guidance to build a firm foundation. As they ascend as experienced dancers they are able to showcase their skills in a professional arena.
The academy trains many international students in both dance forms with availability of residential accommodation. These dancers come from many countries around the world to gain authentic training in the exquisite art of dance.
Many workshops are held nationally and internationally that provide instruction for students for propagation of Indian Classical dance.
Students are given exposure to many other dance forms as Saila Sudha hosts and takes part in the Annual nritya Sangama-National art confluence held in Chennai. This forum provides students the opportunity to observe and interact with the elite performers of Indian classical dance.

Founder-Director Prof. Kalaimamani Sailaja
Kalaimamani Sailaja is an outstanding Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi artist with three decades of experience both in the national and international stage
Under the intensive tutelage of world class gurus, Kalaimamani KJ Sarasa and Padma Bhushan Vempatti Chinnasatyam, Sailaja has won several international and national awards and recognition. Apart from training students in her Academy, Sailaja is also an adjunct professor at the faculty of Dance in Annamalai University


For Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi
Beginners Training Program
The minimum age for enrollment is 6 years completed. The training program is for 2 years.

Intermediate Training Program
The minimum age for enrollment is 8 years completed. The training program is for 3-4 years. To enroll students must have completed the basic steps. An audition is required if trained in other institution.

Special Training Program

Extensive training for Arangetram / Rangapravesam is provided. Certification is provided upon completion.

Advanced Training Program

This program is for performers who meet the qualification of having a complete repertoire. An audition if trained in other institution.

Admissions open All year


Saila-Sudha Academy for Excellence in Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi
New No.33 (Old no 21), Chamiers Road,
Nandanam, Chennai – 35 India