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B i o g r a p h y

Smt. Preethi Sathyanarayanan started learning the divine art of Bharatanatyam at a tender age of 4 in Chennai, India. She learnt the art form under the tutelage of her Guru Shri. Namakkal Rajaram. She trained rigorously for more than 20 years under the expressive Pandanallur Style which is prevalent in Tanjore District of Tamilnadu, India.

She performed at various events and earned many accolades in India and USA. On the personal front, Preethi holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology. Currently she is pursuing Master’s in Dance.

Preethi started performing at various events during her School and College Days including the events presided by the many celebrities. With her experience, she started teaching the next generation with 2 goals in Mind.

  • Establish a bridge between the ancient art-form and the future generation

  • Inculcate cultural values, discipline and instill interest in this wonderful classical art form


To enrich and continuously improve her knowledge, She participated in many Workshops and Discussions at Many Prominent Dance Schools like Kalakshetra etc.

Preethi established Srilaya Dance Academy in DFW area, Texas, USA inculcating the knowledge of Bharatanatyam to future generations. Srilaya Dance Academy is proud member of The International Dance Council of UNESCO.

Preethi and her students had earned numerous awards and recognitions all over the world – Guinness World Record Certificate (Thrice), Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records (Twice), International Book of Records, Indian Raga Monthly Competitions, AIDA (All India Dancers Association) OJAS Competitions, Sanskriti Sangamam to name a few.

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