“All in good time. With patience, hard work, and learning.”


Once, she used to don various corporate hats, juggling her busy career with her dance classes. Because dance was one thing that had always been close to her heart. Then one day, following a few more coffees and an epiphany, she hung her corporate going heels, and put on her metaphorical dancing shoes. And what a beautiful dance it has been!


She was always fascinated by all aspects of dancing, the on and off stage, ever since she started dancing at the age of 11 years. Owing to this fascination, she joined Nritarutya’s Youthwing in 2016. She applied the learnings of her accumulated experience of dealing with clients and numbers in her past career to Nritarutya’s education wing. She started building on her skill sets by immersing herself in the technicalities of running a successful dance education program. And soon, she was co-curating Dance Intensives and Masterclasses with the Associate Director Madhuri Upadhya.

In 2019, she was handed the reins of the Nritarutya’s Dance Education Marketing and Administration where she is solely responsible for every media campaign, administration logistics, technical requirements; a role she has been excelling at ever since. She has established lasting connections with clients, dancers, and students owing to her phenomenal interpersonal dynamics. It’s true that sometimes hanging one hat opens a world of opportunities and possibilities. It couldn’t be truer in Ananya’s case as she finds herself on the road to becoming a company dancer as well.

In her free time, she indulges in movement photography and singing.

Training and Workshops
● Bharatanatyam- Guru Smt. Subhadra Prabhu & Guru Dr. Soundarya Srivatsa
● Contemporary Dance Workshop – Yuko Harada, Navdhara
● European Contemporary Dance Workshop – Aakash Odedra
● Flesh N Bones technique workshop- Bertwin D’sSouza
● Kathak Workshop – Nirupama Rajendra
● Ballet training- Adrienne
● Aerial Silk workshop- Ria Bajaj
● Theatre workshop- Md Pallavi
● Physical Theatre Workshop
● Mallakhamb Workshop – Rajesh Mudki
● Koodiyattam Workshop – Guru Sri G Venu Sir
● Kuchipudi Workshop – Prateeksha Kashi
● Patakunitha Workshop
● Kamsale Workshop
● Music & Rhythms Training – B.S. Shubhaprada, Vinay Sharva, Ramya Janakiraman
● Bharatanatyam training- Guru Smt Radhika Ramanujan, Guru Sri Praveen Kumar, Guru Smt
Ramya Janakiraman
● Yoga training- Amrutha Bindu Yoga
● Contemporary Dance training- Nakula Somana, Diya Naidu, Parth Bharadwaj
● Body Conditioning & Technique training at Nritarutya studio

Projects of Note
● Nadaneerajanam – Bharatanatyam Performance at Tirupati – Dashavatara , a production by
Soundarya Srivatsa – 2013
● Bharatanatyam Dance marathon for Ganesh Utsav – 2014, Bangalore
● Opening act at IFFI 2017 – Goa
● Karnataka Power Board Annual Meet opening act 2017, Bangalore Palace.
● Performance with Judge Mayuri Upadhya – Master Dancer Finale – 2018
● Dancer in Nritarutya’s production – Motherland – 2019
● Performed at International Seafood festival 2020, Kochi
● Performed at a lot of corporate shows and wedding events.
● Handle marketing of Nritarutya’s education wing – Classes.
● Co-Curated Nritarutya Dance Intensive 2019.
● Part of the Social Media Managing team of Nritarutya.
● Conduct kid’s classes at Nritarutya.