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Surabhi Bharadwaj, Artistic Director of Siddhi Creative and 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 Mavin Khoo. Surabhi has an MFA in Dance: Design and Production from Saint Mary’s College of California and an MFA in Bharatanatyam from Sastra University, India under the mentorship of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam.

 

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, the USA, Europe, and the Middle East both as a solo dancer and as the Principal Dancer of Punyah Dance Company and as part of Raadha Kalpa Productions (two leading Indian dance companies based in Bangalore). With an aim to introduce Indian art forms to a diverse crowd, Surabhi founded Yokayam - a comprehensive strengthening program combining Yoga, Kalaripayattu (Indian Martial Arts), and Bharatanatyam, and has taught this at the YMCA San Francisco, Saint Mary’s College of California, Erasing Borders Festival in New York, University of Nevada, Reno, and at Abhinaya Dance Company, San Jose.

 

Some of her choreographic works include:

  1. Ashrutam – The Unheard Voice: a dance-theater ensemble production to acknowledge our privilege and give homage to the hereditary artists from whom the art form we practice was appropriated. Premiered November 2019.

  2. The Dream Tree

which premiered in San Ramon in May 2022. And she is She continues to create work and hopes to bring diverse communities together through her dance.