Both of our teachers loved and excelled in dance when they were young. They want to bring the fun and joy of Bharata Natyam to the public.
Purvi Jejurkar is the artistic director of Pagrav Dance Studio in the San Francisco bay area. She started learning Bharata Natyam dance at the age of 10. Students often step outside in the sun while classes are held under a tree. She believes that dance is spiritual and it disciplines the body, mind and soul. Through her dance instructions she wants to give back to the community.
Roota Almeida is the Artistic Director at Pagrav Dance Studio in Mountain Lakes, NJ. She is a first generation Indian classical dancer. She began learning and practicing Bharata Natyam at the age of 7 with her sister Purvi and performed her Arangetram under the guidance of her teacher Smt. Tani Desai. She has a BA in dance from India and loves to teach kids and adults!