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Smt.Shalaka Mukhopadhayay

About me

I have completed my Masters Degree in BharatNatyam. I've been pursuing BharatNatyam Dance as a career for last 17 years and more than 12 yrs  have been teaching experience of BharatNatyam dance form.


  • B.A. Sociology  Pune University , India.

  • Master in Performing Arts (M.A), BharatNatyam , Pune University, India.


  • Work as a Health Ass. in APS school, Albuquerque ,NM, USA

  • Founder, Creative directer and teacher in Nrityasudha L.L.C., Albuquerque ,NM ,USA.



  • Performed 'Arangetram ' in 1998 under the guidance of Smt. Manik Ambike ,  Kalakshetra style  Pune, India.

  • M.A in 2001 under the guidance of Guru Dr. Sucheta Bhide Chapekar , Tanjavour style Pune, India.

  • Worked as a teacher in 'Kalaangan Centre for Performing Arts', Margao - Goa ,India.

       (Year 2001 to 2003)

  • Examiner of Akhil bharatiya Sangeet Prasarak mandal's Gandharva Mahavidyalaya,Miraj (Year 2002 to 2003).

  • Worked as a teacher in 'Institute of Indian and Modern Music' Pune, India.

       (Year 2003 to 2007).

  • Yoga Therapy certificate course under 'Patanjli Yoga Centre' Pune,India. 

  • Participant in A study abroad programme of the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, USA on "Indian Culture & Society." (Year2005 )

  • Worked in Prime Therapeutic Company , Albuquerque, NM, USA.




  • Arangetram in 1998.

  • SATARA Temple in 1999.


  • M.A Exam in  2000,2001

  • Hindu Temple of New Mexico in 2009 - 2018.

  • "Together We WIN" Conference at Intel New Mexico in 2017


Dedicated in learning Indian Classical Art from great Gurus and learn the Therapeutic skill of Dance.  



To pass on the tradition of Indian Classical dance to upcoming generation with dedication, devotion and frame set by our legends.


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