Shoba's dance is the perfect fusion of 'music, movement, and mine.'"
Shoba with her Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and his wife during her Kuchipudi dance tour (USA)
Education & Accomplishments
- M.A. Economics, Madras University, Chennai
- Advanced diploma in Carnatic vocal music from the Music Academy, Chennai.
- Conducted scholarly research into Tamil heritage in dance music at Annamalai University, Tamilnadu.
- Recipient of numerous prestigious awards, performance grants and artist fellowships.
- Co-founder of ‘Nritya Ranga’, a dance cooperative in Chennai, India, that has promoted and nurtured young dance talent since 1978.
- Founder and Artistic director of the Samskriti Foundation in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Awards & Honors
The proud teacher and award-winning student Uma with First Lady Laura Bush at the Presidential Arts Scholars Award Ceremony
At the Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City
Shoba Natarajan wins the prestigious 'Natyashree' award for her outstanding contribution to Indian classical dance in the United States
A chance to connect with Brazil....
gAyiyE gaNapathi - Kuchipudi performance by Shoba's students who attended her workshop in Sao Paulo.