Anjana Dasu – Choreographer, Teacher & Company Dancer
Anjana Dasu has been learning Bharatanatyam under Mythili Kumar for over ten years and performed her Arangetram in 2005. Since then and all through her undergraduate years, she has performed in several Abhinaya productions and toured with the company to New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Utah, St. Louis, Boston, and Indianapolis. Additionally she has danced with the company at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Critics have praised her as “exquisite” and “a nuanced dancer with glowing stage presence.” She was awarded the first prize in the Papanasam Sivan competition held in 2008, and gave a solo concert under the auspices of Yuva Bharati in February 2009, as well as a very well-received solo performance in Hyderabad in December 2011. In 2009, Anjana presented her own group choreography at the annual Yuva Bharati ‘Kalpana’ concert. She has mentored several students towards their arangetrams.