Dance is a way to find yourself and lose yourself…all at the same time


Divya Ramesh is a trained professional Bharatanatyam artiste and is currently a senior in United World College of South East Asia (Dover) in Singapore.

A student of guru Gayatri Sriram at Shruti Laya Dance school since moving to Singapore in 2007, Divya has trained in the rigorous Kalakshetra style of this Indian classical dance form. She has also attended masterclasses and workshops with Mrs. Gayatri's guru, Mrs. Minal Prabhu of Mudrika Foundation, Bengaluru, India.

Since her arangetram (professional solo debut) in the summer of 2013, Divya has been selected and invited to perform on prestigious platforms such as Ananya Samarpana Cross Border Festival of Dance (June 2015- India), Sri Krishna Gana Sabha's 59th Art & Music Festival (Jan 2015-India), Bharat Kalachar's 28th Margazhi Mahotsav (Dec 2014-India), Samarpana -the Asian Festival of Classical Dance (Sep 2014-Singapore) and SIFAS Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance (April 2014-Singapore).

Reviewed as displaying 'spirited and flawless exhibition of talent'. Divya has been an integral part of Shruti Laya Dance school's production in principal roles since 2007

Alongside the strength and suppleness in her nritta, Divya is a natural at the art of expression and has honed her Abhinaya (expressiveness) skills to an exceptional level under the able guidance of her guru. Passionate about dance and choreography in all forms, Divya possesses natural talent and stage presence that have been carefully cultivated by her gurus to mould an outstanding dancer who is a joy to behold on stage.

As someone who commands the stage the moment she sets foot on it, Divya is innately blessed with the ability to seamlessly transition from classical to fusion to contemporary dance genres.

Divya continues to further her dance education with Mrs Gayatri Sriram in Singapore.

Divya is a gifted actor as well and has performed in many school productions with her four years of theatre training. She also had the distinction of having performed in the theatre and dance segments of Dhaara- the Flow of Divinity, a professional ticketed theatre-dance production that was performed in Singapore and in India.

Divya is a talented oboeist and is in her school band, which she has been a part of since the age of 12. She recently completed Grade 6 Oboe of the Trinity College of Music.

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