Namita Bodaji [Bharatnatyam Exponent]
Dancing has been a passion with Bharatanatyam dancer Namita Bodaji. Namita pursued her passion sincechildhood. It was but natural that she took it up as her profession too. She learnt this glorious dance form from the illustrious gurus of Sri Rajarajeshwari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Guru G. Vasant Kumar in particular. Namita has received the title of "Singar Mani" from the prestigious Sur Singar Samsad. Namita is also a yoga practitioner and a trained yoga teacher. She conducts special camps for dancers titled "Yoga for Dancers".
Received training from the gurus of the Renowned institute Sri Rajrajeshwari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir namely Guru Vasant, Guru Kalaimamani Mahalingam Pillai, Smt Karunambal Pillai, Guru Kalaimamani Kalyansundaram Previously learnt under Guru Bharat Solanki
- Masters in English Literature from Bombay University
- "Nritya Visharad"
- Diploma in "Indian Art Forms" from Nalanda Centre, Mumbai
- Diploma in Yoga teachers training
- Sur Singar Samsad's title "Singar Mani"
- "Best Actress" Award -Pratipada Organization
Workshop, Choreography, Teaching
Conducted three-day workshop at Falmouth, Cape Cod, USA at the Dance Vision 2000 Festival- and also a series of workshops in 2001 in Falmouth and Woodshole, Cape Cod.
Conducted a workshop in a children's bookstore "Eight Cousins" in Falmouth, Cape Cod. Conducted a Bharatanatyam workshop in Yoga Sadhana Studio, Pittsburgh in 2001.
Lead the "Spirituality of India Festival" in 2003, the focus of which was examining aspects of cultural change in India, including conservation and care for animals and nature.
Choreographed for several institutes and schools. Was one of the members of the Group Study Exchange program for professionals organized by the Rotary International Foundation, which visited Pittsburgh in the year 2000. Namita trains seriously inclined students in Bharata Natyam at her institute Samskara Academy for Performing Arts. She has also choreographed some contemporary dance pieces like "Winged Migration", "All the People in the World" and Shakespeare's "Seven Ages of Man".
C/9, Theosophical Colony,
Juhu, Mumbai 400049,