Meenakshi Ganesan - Kalaanjali Indian Dance
Guru Meenakshi Ganesan, the Founder and Artistic Director of Kalaanjali Indian Dance Company, is an exceptionally talented dancer, who has won accolades for her performance and choreography including the title of “Nritya Mayuri” (Dancing peacock) by the Indian Ministry of Education. She received her Bharatanatyam training in India and has performed extensively in India, England and USA. She has successfully conducted 23 Arangetrams/Solo maiden dance recitals of her students and has over 2000 public performances to her credit in US and abroad.
She is the recipient of the Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant for the past 3 years from the Wisconsin Arts Board and has been invited by the UW Dance Department several times as a Guest lecturer to promote and educate students about Classical Indian Dance. The Kalaanjali students have won numerous awards and prizes at various dance competitions all over the US. She conducts various outreach programs at different schools and has bridged the gap of cultures by working on various productions with Kanopy Dance Company and other local dance artists. Meenakshi currently trains more than 85 students in Madison, WI. Visit the Kalaanjali Facebook page for updates on performances, pictures and productions.