About the Artist
Stuti is a Bharatanatyam artist based in Ottawa. She has received rigorous training in Bharatanatyam since age 5 and earned her Diploma in Bharatnatyam from Kalamandalam Performing Arts and Research Centre, Kolkata, in 2005. In 2019, Stuti completed her Bharatanatyam Dance graduation and continued her training with the eminent Guru Shri Kalakshetra Amarnath Ghosh, a Doordarshan-graded (Government of India approved) Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi artist in Chennai.
Stuti also received training from Dr. Apoorva Jayaraman’s Study room course and the Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai. She has studied Kuchipudi, another primary Indian classical art form, and Nattuvangam, an art of rhythmic recitation to accompany dancers in Bharatanatyam by the eminent nattuvanar Shri. R.LV Hemanth Lakshman.
Stuti owns a dance school – Kalagriha School of Performing Arts in Kanata. She teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance lessons to kids, youth and adults of the South-Asian community in Ottawa.
The best part is the inquisitiveness: the brightness that I see in the students' eyes, when they get something, when they understand the expressions, when they understand the footwork, when they are completely wowed by how beautiful this art form is.
Culturally Diverse, Person of Colour, Women+
Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
People love this artist
I just wanted to thank you so much for your time and efforts yesterday. The students really enjoyed themselves and told me they would happily love to see you back (and get your autograph! lol). I also learned some ideas to incorporate with my students through your generous spirit and teaching. I loved the idea about building a lexicon of gestures to represent certain objects/ideas, which is a great jumping off point. And I especially appreciated your connections to storytelling as a means of connecting and that as artists; that is who we are and what we do! I felt inspired.
— Kelly Taylor, Ottawa Catholic School Board