Dr. S. Divyasena
Dr.S.Divyasena, a versatile and accomplished artist got trained in the preliminaries of Bharatanatyam under Smt. SarojaRani. She made her stage debut with her Arangetram in 1985.Later she continued her rigorous training under ‘Yuva Kala Bharathi’ Sri. J Suryanarayana Murthy, with great fervor and sincerity. While her meticulous training in Abhinaya happened under ‘Padma Bhushan’ Late Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, her initiation into Kuchipudi ensued at the Kuchipudi Arts Academy, which was helmed by the Late legendary Guru ‘Padma Bhushan’ Dr. Vempa Chinna Satyam. Dr.S.Divyasena has undergone her initial years of training in Kuchipudi under Sri. Udayakanth and Smt. Renuka. Her advanced training in Kuchipudi is now under the tutelage of Sri. Jaikishore Mosalikan. She has also learnt the art of wielding cymbals, the Nattuvangam, from Sri. B P Haribabu. Dr.S.Divyasena is an ‘A’ grade artist at Doordarshan. Her academic qualification includes a Bachelors in Music, Masters in Kuchipudi and Doctorate in Bharatanatyam from Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, under the guidance of Dr. Ambika Kameshwar. She is also the secretary of ‘Prayathnam’- a forum for young classical dance teachers.
A versatile Mridangam exponent Sri.B.P.Haribabu was trained under the guidance of exemplary gurus ‘Kalaimamani’ Sri.V.P.Ramadoss and ‘Kalaimamani’ Sri. Thiruvaroor Bhakthavatchalam, at the Tamil Nadu Govt. Music College. Sri. Haribabu has carved a niche for himself in the dance world. He was conferred the the ‘Vaadhya Visharadha’ recognizing his adeptness in the art form. Besides being an expert Mridangam artist, he is equally proficient in Pakwaj, Nattuvangam and Rhythm composing. He being a specialist in playing for the Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi concerts is the most sought after Mridangam artist who has accompanied various artists for over 25 years. His profound experience in the field has helped him gain accolades world-wide. Since 1993 he has been extensively travelling to all major countries across the globe among to more than 85 tours abroad around 20 countries. He also has to his credit of working in major dance companies in the USA.