Meenakshi Chitharanjan is one of the few representatives of the oldest tradition of Bharatanatyam, the Pandanallur Style. An excellent and solid training provided by the famous gurus, Chockalingam Pillai and his son Subbaraya Pillai since her early childhood, allowed Meenakshi to master the style. Her unique expression of Bharatanatyam made her famous all over India and abroad. She received the prestigious Padmashri award from the state of India in 2008. Meenakshi is not only an artist but also a dedicated guru: she has been teaching in her dance school, Kaladiksha for 20 years, where she has prepared more than a hundred students for arangetram.
Randhini’s talent for music was discovered in her early childhood. Randhini started performing at the age of 9 in solo and in duo with her sister Roshini, under the name of Padma Seshadri Sisters. Randhini gave successful concerts both in India and abroad. She has performed with leading classical dancers such as Shobana and Alarmel Valli. She was awarded the “Best Vocal Support for Dance”( Krishna Gana Sabha) award in 2002. Randhini is known for her adherence to classicism and openness to new ideas. She is also a music composer: she has composed music for varnams and other dance compositions.
Ildikó Gulyás lived in India for 4 years from 2002.
She learnt classical dance Bharatanatyam from Padma Shri. Meenakshi Chittaranjan, percussion instrument mrudangam from Padma Bhusan. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, Carnatic vocal from Gayathri Shankar.
She obtained her degree in South Indian Classical Music from the Music Academy, Madras.
She also performed in the Natyanjali Dance Festival in Chidambaram which is considered to be the Citadel of Bharatanatyam.
Tímea Kiss fell in love with Indian dance in the 1990s. She received early training from Panni Somi in Hungray, then she continued her studies in India, where she learnt from Smt. Anuradha Shinde and Sri Adyar K. Lakshman. She has been teaching dance in Szeged, Hungary since 2003.