Our Director

Jayashree Rajagopalan

Jayashree Rajagopalan


1/71, Laxmi Nivas, Road No. 25, Sion (West),
Mumbai – 400 022.

+91 9870595335



Nrithyodaya Academy

Welcome to our Nrithyodaya

Nrithyodaya, The Academy of Performing Arts, Mumbai, is a leading dance and research institution.

It was founded in 1976 by Dr. Smt. Jayashree Rajagopalan, one of the foremost disciples of Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the internationally renowned Indian danseuse.

The institution imparts training in Bharata Nrithyam, a classical dance style, evolved by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, bringing together the Marga (traditional) technique of the Natya Sastra and the Desi (regional) form of Bharata Natyam.

Since its inception Nrithyodaya, Mumbai has been doing yeomen service in propagating the rich cultural heritage of our country to the Indian and foreign communities, through dance and dance-drama productions, workshops, seminars, lectures and lecture-demonstrations.

Nrithyodaya’s training has influenced the lives of over 500 students, many of whom are carrying forward this legacy as teachers, both in India & abroad.

Expert Speaks

"Nrithyodaya has not only being popularizing and propagating their Bharatha Nrithyam dance style, but through their various festivals and events, they have been promoting other dance styles and young artists as well. I am glad to be associated with this institution and wish them all the best in their endeavours."

Padma Shri Guru Darshana Jhaveri,
Manipuri Exponent

"Nrithyodaya has carved a special niche in Mumbai which is divine order. Dr. Jayashree is a torch bearer of my research on Natyasastra perpetuating the pedagogy that I have evolved. Nrithyodaya, Mumbai has continued this cultural tradition and I am very proud of them."

Padma Bhushan Guru Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam,
Bharata Nrithyam Exponent


Bhaktha Sakha Vitthala
Krishnasya Dasosmyaham

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