Besides performing Bharatanatyam classical Indian dance around the world, a Wisconsin teen also teaches it to adults and young people as a form of stress relief.
Shruti founded the “Calm with Kalaa” initiative, where she teaches Bharatanatyam techniques to both children and adults in schools around the Madison area.
Starting November, 2019, Calm with Kalaa is a feature in the National Academy of Medicine’s art gallery, which seeks to showcase ways art can help shape the social determinants of health in diverse communities.
Indian dance does double duty in this Middleton program. Rising senior Shruti Parthasarathy is the driving force behind it.