Surabhi Bharadwaj, Artistic Director of Siddhi Dance Academy, Dublin, California, is a seasoned Bharatanatyam dancer, trained under eminent Gurus in India including - Sri. K. M. Raman, Smt. Radha Sridhar, Guru B. Bhanumati and Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. She has an MFA in Dance: Design and Production from Saint Mary’s College of California and also holds an MFA in Bharatanatyam from Sastra University, India.
Surabhi is an Empanelled Artist of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, a Graded Artist of Doordarshan (Indian National broadcasting channel), and holds the title ‘Arsha Kala Chudamini’ awarded by Swami Sri Dayananda Saraswati. She has won accolades through her performances across India, USA, Europe, and the Middle East as a solo dancer as well as the Principal Dancer of Punyah Dance Company and in two Raadha Kalpa Productions (both are leading classical dance companies in India). With an aim to introduce Indian art forms to a global crowd, Surabhi founded Yokayam - a comprehensive strengthening program combining Yoga, Kalaripayattu (Indian Martial Arts), and Bharatanatyam, and has taught this as at the YMCA San Francisco, Saint Mary’s College of California, Erasing Borders Festival, New York, and at University of Nevada, Reno.
Her debut dance production: Ashrutam – The Unheard Voice, premiered at San Francisco in November 2019 received rave reviews. She continues to create work and hopes to bring together diverse communities through her dance.