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Rathna Kumar (Papa)

Artist Name: Smt Rathna Kumar
Place: Houston, Texas, USA
School/Organization: Anjali Center For Performing Arts

Website(s): http://www.anjalicenter.org/

Email:- rathnanil@gmail.com

Phone: (001) 281-265-2787 (ARTS)

Anjali Center For Performing Arts
2615 Cordes Plaza,
Sugar Land, TX 77479


Below information is a courtesy from http://www.anjalicenter.org/founder.html
Posted below with the artist's permission

Rathna Kumar is an internationally renowned danseuse, teacher and choreographer, and the Founder-Director of the Anjali Center for Performing Arts, the first Indian dance school in Texas, established in 1975, and one of the first in the US.

Rathna has trained over 2000 students from different ethnic backgrounds from all over the US, and has been recognized by many organizations - Young Audiences of Houston, Miller Theater Advisory Board, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and UNESCO’s International Dance Council – as a true cultural ambassador of Indian performing arts in the US. She is the author of two illustrated books on the fundamental techniques of Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi.