Antara Nritya Niketan is a Learning & Performing Center, born out of Guru Anuradha Jog's passion for Bharatanatyam Dance. She has brought Antara to that plane where Creativity & Passion for dance translate Into Live Art and where the pursuit of preservation & propagation of the Indian Culture is a mission!
Guru Anuradha Jog, from a very early age, has shown a serious and focused inclination towards all forms of art. Dance and drama have been the two areas which she has paid special attention to. Naturally, therefore, all her endeavors till date have been in these fields. A keen student, she started early in the pursuit of dance as a life long field of creative learning and activity.
Graduating in Arts from Sir Parshurambhau College, Pune, where her ‘performing arts’ skills took root and started growing, Guru Anuradha has come a long way to be recognized as the dynamic head of a premiere dance institute in Pune. A Master’s degree from Pune University with specializations in Natyashastra and Hindi Language, gave her knowledge and efforts an academic edge. Therewith and thereafter, it has been a relentless pursuit for her in the quest of acquiring, honing and using her artistic skills.
A devotion to the most traditional of Indian Art forms, the Bharatanatyam Dance, has been the thread of Guru Anuradha Jog’s quest of art & culture. It has also been her mission to keep the Indian Dance Culture alive. All her teachings through Antara Nritya Niketan are directed towards enriching and empowering students to follow suit.
Her journey in this area began with training from the age of five under Guru (Late) Smt. Sucheta Joshi in Pune. Completion of her Arangetram in 1970, coming out with flying colors in dance examinations (Visharad in Kathak & Bharatanatyam – from reputed institutions like the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth), acquiring a Research Scholarship (from MBK Trust, Chennai) and being charmed enough to acquire professional training of Bharatnatyam under eminent names in the field (Smt. Chitra Vishweshwaran, Dr. Vyjayantimala Bali), are but a few milestone events in Anuradhaji’s dance career.