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Nrityanjali Performance Ensemble


Nrityanjali is a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting awareness of the Bharatanatyam style of Indian classical dance. The organization provides opportunities to learn and perform Bharatanatyam under the direction of Principal Meena Telikicherla. The Nrityanjali Performance Ensemble is a performance group comprised of dancers trained by Meena. The group has been recognized both locally and nationally for it’s outstanding performances. Nrityanjali also supports world class artists through sponsorship of visits, performances and workshops.


Meena Telikicherla, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Nrityanjali, has trained under some of India’s leading dancers. She has presented several critically acclaimed performances in India and the United States. Meena has produced and directed dance dramas, given lecture demonstrations at several local universities and is a recipient of awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for her continuing contributions in classical dance.
Nrityanjali Performance Ensemble