Hello. I am Sindhu Raj. I teach Indian Classical dance teacher and I feel most blessed to be called a teacher everyday by my students. Well, if I met you for the first time, this is how I would love to introduce myself as. I have recently stepped into my 50th year! Building a website to be able to share the many thoughts that dance around in my head is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time… and now it seems like it’s high time.

I began my dance journey at the age of 6, in Bangalore, and learned Bharatanatyam under Guru Narmada during my initial years (for nine years) and continued under the guidance of Guru Shri. Thulasiram (for another nine years) before earning a Vidwat degree! My dance journey took another beautiful turn when we moved to Malaysia and I fell in love with Odissi, yet another graceful classical Indian dance form. I learned this under Guru Datuk Ramli Ibrahim for over nine years.

I began teaching Bharatanatyam since 1999. The year my daughter was born! “To teach is to learn twice” is what the French moralist and essayist, Joseph Joubert brilliantly said. I have felt more like a student only after I began teaching. I believe that I am a bit old school. I am rooted to the aesthetic and traditional integrity of the dance and have been continuously working towards passing on the art form to the next generation in it’s most purest form. Teaching the technical aspects is as important as awakening the inner joy of every movement. It is ultimately that joy of the movement that shines through and enthralls the audience.

My dad was the most revered Mathematics teacher, B. Krishnarajachar. I have forever wanted to be like my dad and when the time came for me to teach, it seemed like it was destined. After all, teaching is in my genes! The learning will continue until my last breath and so will teaching!