Smt. Sri Nandini founded Nandini's The 9th Count Dance Academy in Bangalore in the year 2011. Born into the family of dancers, she is the 4th generation dancer and she began her training at the age of 6 in the Pandanallur style under the eminent Guru Pandanallur P Ganapathiappa. An enthusiastic, graceful and passionate dancer, Sri Nandini did her arangetram when she was 10 years old. Nandini’s The 9th Count Dance academy is a place for aspiring students of any age and the illustrious dancer teaches the ancient art form with values to her students in an exciting way. Sri Nandini is a luminary to her students as she gives and brings out positive energies of them which in turn brings out the best out of each individual.
As a teacher and artistic director, Sri Nandini’s choreography is known for the fast complex Nritta which connects with the audiences across the board. She is known for blending the traditional with contemporary with a refined grace and elegance. Her vision of promoting the art across lives is reflected through several arangetrams, national and international performances by her disciples. A performing artiste herself, she believes in shared success and that is reflected in every performance of hers with the disciples.
She has the honor of performing in prestigious sabhas, temples, cultural events and in recognition of Sri Nandini’s contribution to dance; she has been bestowed with various titles and awards including but not limited to the below
She has recently received:
“PERUVUDAYAR NARIYAL AASAN”
award at Malaysia on Sept 29th 2019.
“ABINAYA SARASWATHI” title at the International Nrityanjali Dance Festival at the Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia on May 27th 2019 by the Department of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia in association with the Thillai Natyanjali Trust and Tanjavur Heritage Arts and Cultural Academy.
The “NRITYA KALAIMANI” AWARD and
“KUBERA NATIYA SELVAM” at the Natyanjali dance festival February 2019 in Tamil Nadu, India.
Awarded the title “CHIDAMBARESA NATIYA KALAIMANI” at the Guinness World Recordevent and set a record of 7400 dancers dancing at one place for the longest duration of 16 minutes at the Thillai Natrajar Temple, Chidambaram February 2019.
She has also received the
Kalpasree West Kensington award at London
She was the Artistic Director for the Tamil New Year Cultural event organised by the Frankfurt Tamil Sangam at Frankfurt, Germany.
Her television performances include the Natyanjali Dance series in Shankaa Tv, and Footloose – A Mathrubhumi Kappa TV Production. She along with her disciples have performed at the Chidambaram Natyanjali Dance festival, Chinnamelam Dance festival, Kapaleeswarar temple chennai, Naradhagana Sabha Chennai and many more.
In addition to Bharathanatyam, she also promotes and teaches local art forms of Tamil Nadu like Karagattam, Oiylattam and martial arts like Silambam.
Sri Nandini is a member of International Dance Council, UNESCO, PARIS, France. Today she can proudly say that the very reason for establishing this academy has come true.