Anuradha Jog did not get to the position of empowerment as a Dance Guru without hard work, tenacity, persistence and an everlasting quest for knowledge! On this path, her spirit of capturing humongous odds has given her the well deserved glory too.

Outside Antara she is a multi-faceted personality, what with the following facets making her one – handling Multiversity productions singlehandedly, being an active participant in all media throughout her career, being under the tutelage of illustrious theatre personalities like Satyadev Dube and Madhav Vaze, dabbling in modelling & acting, being closely associated with FTII and national radio & television and besides Bharatanatyam, whole-heartedly & actively encouraging all dance and music forms.

By taking Antara Nritya Niketan to the repute and level of excellence and making that as her real milestone achievement, Guru Anuradha, in her own right, has continuously contributed to the field of Bharatanatyam Dance.

Wearing all those multiple hats, among the contemporaries in the field, Guru Anuradha stands out for the sheer all-round ability to be creative. A few of her individual and varied achievements are surely worth a humble mention here:

As a Performer

Performances at various dance Festivals in Chennai, Maharashtra and Kerala;

Performances on television in the form of Ballets and Dance Dramas;

Presentation of different styles of dance form by way of Ballets with subjects like Krishna, Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Laxmi and Karthikeya, as also a Classical Italian Ballet with a professional Ballet Artiste from Italy as ‘Nritya Sangam’;

Presentation of ‘Ghanashyam’ – a Music Theatre Dance Ballet of 30 artistes, in Bharatanatyam, Oddissi, Kathak and Folk styles. The Ballet focused on drug abuse and was given music by the eminent Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar;

Numerous Dance Productions, Music Settings and Presentations;

Modelling, TV productions, acting workshops, acting, directing plays, active involvement in Children’s Theater and being an “A’ Grade National TV & Radio Artiste.

As a Dance Academician

Lectures & demonstrations at various dance workshops;

Examiner at the scholarship award of the Cultural Resources talent search scheme of the Government Of India – CCRT, New Delhi;

Specialized Training given to school children under ‘JAGAR’;

Specialized Training in Nattuvangam, Choreography, Stagecraft, Costume Designing, Jewellery Designing and Compeering to interested students;

Research in the fields of Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Folk forms of India as also in the field of Dance Choreography;

Writing and publishing articles on famous personalities and artistes in the field of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music;

Active assistance in ‘Directory’ project – Narthaki – a world wide directory on dance artistes;

Regularly contributing through featured articles in newspapers like Sakal, Times of India and Loksatta;

Organisation of ‘Examiners & Teachers’ Special Training Program of Akhilbharatiya Gandhrawa Mahamandal, after MADHYAMA level, at Vashi, Nagpur etc.

Appointment as ‘Senior Faculty’ in 2008 at Department of Dance – Bharatanatyam, TMV University, Pune;

Appointment as ‘Examiner’ at CCRT;

Appointment as ‘Chief Guru’ at IIMultiversity Gurukool Faculty for Bharatanatyam.

Merits Earned

  • 2015

    Appointed as chief BHARATANATYAM dance guru at all branches of Sri. Sri. Ravishankar High School in Pune.
  • 2012

    First Prize as Best Choreographer at The Tamil Sangam and Sunaina Combined Dance Festival at New Delhi.
  • 2005

    Best Choreographer of the Year
  • 2005

    NrityaShree Rashtriya Puraskar.
  • 2003 & 2004

    Best Choreographer of the Year Orissa Dance Festival at Cuttack , Orissa.
  • 1977

    Venkat Reddy Memorial Award at the hands of noted poet, the Late Shri. Harindranath Chattopadhyay.
  • 1970s

    First Prizes at leading dance competitions like Firodiya Karandak, Kalyani Karandak, Inter–College & Inter-University Dance Competitions and Youth Festivals.