Lavanya will be teaching dance along with Selvi starting Fall 2008
Dance education and training:
Lavanya Gopal is a disciple of Smt Rukmini Srinivasan and Smt Padmini Ravi. She started learning Bharathanatyam from a tender age of seven. She was one of the first disciples of Smt Rukmini Srinivasan and has been trained under her for almost 8 years in the widely practiced Tanjavur and Mysore style. She also continued her dance lessons from Smt Padmini Ravi for almost four years. She has completed dance exams under the guidance of Smt Rukmini Srinivasan and has innumerable performances to her credit.
Performances and Choreography
Some of her performances include "Rasa Leela Tarangini", in which she played the main role, Bhaktha Prahalada, Dashavatharam, Srinivasa kalyanam, etc. She won the first prize for an intercollegiate Bharathanatyam competition held from all over Karnataka. Lavanya is a Post Graduate in Marketing Management and also has a masters degree in Sanskrit. She has also learnt carnatic music for eight years under the guidance of her aunt and Guru Smt Vijayavalli Rajagopalan.
Her incredible background/training, her passion to work with children and her most pleasing nature has made her to be the right choice to join the faculty at IFDA.