Transcendence: Soumya Rajaram — José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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Classically-trained, award-winning Soumya Rajaram is New England’s treasured interpreter of Bharatanatyam, an ancient, highly refined performance art considered to be the oldest classical dance tradition in India. Soumya is joined by various musicians as well as other dance artists who perform in other classical styles.

Soumya Rajaram is an exponent of Bharatanatyam with over two decades of performance experience. She started training at the Kalakshetra Foundation, a premier institute for Indian classical arts and later under revered teachers and choreographers from this institute. She was awarded the senior scholarship for dance from the Government of India.

A recognized dancer and teacher in the Boston area, Rajaram performs at local festivals for New England Folk Festival Association, The Dance Complex, and José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Dance for World Community festival and she regularly travels to perform at the popular dance and music festival in Chennai, India. In recent years, she has performed at Wellesley College, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Cleveland Aradhana Festival, the Out of the Box festival and as part of the Don Quixote ensemble of Sahrdaya Foundation. She has presented several thematic productions in collaboration with eminent classical dancers in Boston. Recently, she was chosen as a finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship grant.

Rajaram is also the director of Samskriti, a dance school where she has been training several students for the past decade and half. Her students continue to excel in dance and have blossomed into choreographers who lead classical dance clubs at their colleges. Recently, Rajaram taught Bharatanatyam for José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program.

Doors open at 7pm.
Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

VIP Tickets include pre-performance reception at 6:30pm, free parking, and $60 tax-deductible contribution.