I have been dancing since the age of four at Jazziak's Dance School in Boylston, Massachusetts. Dance was my very first passion I ever discovered and will forever remain a primary aspect of my life. Ever since I was little, I would love choreographing routines with my friends, or even by myself, and that is still something I enjoy doing today. Over the years, I have developed skills in numerous styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro, Irish step, and pointe. Dance has become such a huge part of who I am and I can’t imagine what my life would be like without it.
Bharatanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance originating from a South Indian state called Tamil Nadu. I started learning this art form when I was six years old. From there I continued for a little over four years but then took a break for almost two years. Then, I came back for a year and I later switched teachers. I performed my arangetram on October 5, 2019. An arangetram is a debut performance, typically done solo, and is a major milestone in the life of a dancer. Here is the link to an article written describing my full arangetram performance. Bharatanatyam helps me connect with my cultural roots and it is something I enjoy doing very much.
When I was very little, I always had a natural attraction to the sport of gymnastics. I was especially in love with the flexibility aspect of it as I had a natural flare for that in my younger years. I only began taking classes at age nine and started with normal recreational classes for my first two years. After this, I joined the XCEL Bronze team in sixth grade, which I competed on for one year. This was probably my favorite year of gymnastics as I improved myself a lot a gained many new skills. After a year of competing, I returned to taking regular recreational classes for another two years. I learned gymnastics for a total of five years at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury.