Sneha Vivek, the Artistic Director of "Natya Ninada" comes from a small
town on the outskirts of Udupi, the rice bowl for fine arts and ancient
hindu mythology. Smt Sneha started her training in Bharathanatyam at a
very early age. Her first two years of training was under the guidance of Ms Fernandes. The next three years of training was under the guidance of Smt Mallika Kannan. She continued her training in the Pandanallur style of Bharathnatyam from the renowned Guru "Karnataka Kalashri" Vidwan
Chandrashekar Navada. Guru Vidwan Chandrashekar Navada is the disciple
of the "Karnataka Kala Thillaka" Sri Ullal, Mohan Kumar.
She has dedicated the last 30 years to Indian classical dance
and enjoyed over a decade of teaching experience in Bharathanatyam and folk
dance. Smt Sneha has also received training in Yakshagana from Sri
Prathish Kumar. Sri Prathish Kumar is a prominent Guru at the
Yakashagana Kala Kendra, Udupi. He received his training from the
legendary Dr. Shivarama Karanth.
Smt Sneha has imbibed from
her mentors the best of Indian art, culture and aesthetics. With Guru
Vidwan Chandrashekar Navada's blessings and guidance, Sneha started the Natyanjali
school of dance at Rohnert Park,USA in 2005. She currently runs the
Natya Ninada Performing Arts Foundation,CA. Classes are held in Fremont.