At the forefront of the new generation of Bharatanatyam dancers, Dr. Janaki Rangarajan represents the future of the ancient art form. Her unique dance style is a result of her undying passion, self-motivation and dedication towards Bharatanatyam. Her refreshing approach to Bharatanatyam has won her many accolades and praise from critics and dance lovers around the world. Janaki is known for her precision in Nritta (rhythm), outstanding flexibility and graceful and convincing Abhinaya (mime), which reflects a rare depth. She is also an accomplished dance choreographer and teacher. A recipient of many accolades, Janaki has received the Kala Rathna award, Yagnaraman Award of Excellence, MetroDC Dance award, Nadanamamani award, and many other awards. Janaki has performed at various prestigious venues around the world including The Music Academy (India), NCPA (India), ICCR-Azad Bhavan (India), Musee Guimet (France), Esplanade (Singapore), Jacob’s Pillow (US) and multiple times at the Kennedy Center (USA). Janaki has also performed in Canada, Egypt, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Sweden and Latvia. For more information, visit www.janakirangarajan.com.