Bharathi Penneswaran
Pushing Boundaries with Bharatnatyam Dancer Bharathi Penneswaran

On September 28, 2023, Bharathi Penneswaran introduced students to Bharatnatyam dance, explaining its 3000 year old history, showing the work of influential dancers, and teaching some basic steps to our audience. Bharathi is a Bharatnatyam (Indian traditional dance) dancer. She has over two decades of training in the dance form, under her guru, Sri Justin McCarthy. In 2015, she founded Aalokam, a dance company and dance school for students ranging from toddlers to adults. Her past productions with Aalokam Dance Company include Aval in 2019, and We R Dancing, an annual dance festival showcasing the diverse dance styles of India.