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Shwetha Nirmal (Washington)
Shwetha has been practicing Bharatanatyam for the past 25 years under the tutelage of Shri K.S.Ramu, Guru Smt.Radha Sridhar, and Dr.Shubha Rani Bolar.
She is currently a dance teacher, performer, and artistic director of KalaSiddhi Academy of Bharatanatyam in the Greater Seattle area.
Dance uplifts her spiritual well-being and she seeks every opportunity to share this knowledge with all like-minded enthusiasts irrespective of their age and cultural background. She strives to give back and helps create a better tomorrow by raising funds for organizations such as Vision Aid, ASHA for Education, SMVA Trust, MAARGA etc.
She is the recipient of the Silver Medal for ‘The All India Solo Dance Competition’ and has had the honor of performing in the presence of the Prime Minister of India at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Delhi and The Governor of Karnataka at Raj Bhavan in Bangalore. She has also performed in the ‘India- Vietnam Youth Exchange’ program.
She has immersed herself into various roles by enacting as Sita, Durga, Hanuman, Muruga and many more. Through these forms of expression, dance which started as a passion is now her way of life.