Shobitha Kalyan ( nee Kedlaya)
Shobitha has been trained in Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi under her guru Dr Smt Siri Rama of Kanaka Sabha Performing Arts Centre. She has performed her Arangetram in 1995. She is a dance instructor at Kanaka Sabha for more than 10 years and has trained students for Arangetram . She has taught Bharata Natyam in the Bangalore branch of KSPAC. Her student Neha Nambiar- Bangalore successfully completed her arangetram. She is now conducting dance classes for children in a village in Andhra Pradesh.
She has won prizes in competitions such as Malhar, Swar Sadhana and the Mumbai University. She has performed several solo, leading and supporting roles in several group presentations organized by the institution and other organizations in India and abroad. Some of these are
Triyambakeshwar temple in Karnataka
Udupi , Krishna Temple
Ramayana, Mumbai, Bangalore and Singapore
Vasantotsavam, Perumal Temple Singapore
Parvathi Kalyanam, Mumbai
Padmavati Kalyanam, Mumbai
Buddha Avatara, HongKong
Kokila Haadutide, a dance Theatre production , Director Bharat Kumar, Karnataka Sangha, Mumbai
The Fifth Lotus with Chinese and Malay dancers, Singapore
Buddhavatara, Indian Fine Arts Society ,Chennai .
Folk and classical dance – Cultural centers across HongKong
Natyanjali festivals at Chidambaram, Tanjavur, and Kumbhakonam in Tamilnadu
Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.
Asian Rhythms Monsoon Beats, Trivandram
Trishakti, Chembur Fine Arts
Chembur and Dombivili temple festivals
Gejje Nada, Karnataka Sangha , Mumbai
She has also performed for many Corporate Events in Mumbai.
She has a degree in Textiles and a Masters degree in Marketing. She ran a couple of businesses and is currently working with villagers in Andhra Pradesh in creating the prototype of an role model rural community.