Audience support was yesterday - the applause lingers today 


 Manjula Viswanath, the founder and artistic director of Rasika Dance Academy in Sydney, Australia has the vision of making Indian classical dance more accessible to mainstream audiences in Australia.

She began her early training at the tender age of 5 with the inimitable & amazing Guru Padmini Ravi of Bangalore, India. At this age the mesmerising visuals of Bharathanatyam was so enticing that her mind was encapsulated and the seeds of dance passion were sown. The paroxysm of emotions soaked her into a inherent sense and a world of dreams. This vehemence has led to to a duty that today encompasses dedication,respect & responsibility towards Bharathanatyam.

ICCR Performance

About manjula


Manjula's Journey

Adharam Madhuram - Tales of Krishna


Prestigious Narada Gana SabhaChennai

Maha MastaabhishekaSravanabelagola, Karnataka

SaiBaba 80th AnniversaryPuttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

Pattadakal Dance FestivalBijapur, Karnataka

Citibank Dance FestivalBangalore

Russian DUMA Delegation

Doordarshan India - "A" Grade Artist Award, Bangalore

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)Accreditation and Empanelled by ICCR

Kannada Koota of North AmericaBaltimore Convention Centre Maryland USA

Regular dance performer Taj KuteeramBangalore

World Conference Singapore

Victor Harbor Dance Festival Adelaide, Australia

Performing at ADA RangamandiraNatya Kishori Award (Dancer of the state) Bangalore

Dasavatram Dance Drama Supporting Leukemia FoundationAppreciation Leukemia Foundation Sydney

Sadhana & Sacred Grahas Dance Production Supporting OzIndCareAppreciation Award OzIndcare Sydney

Sri Chakra Dance Production Supporting Northwest DisabilityAppreciation Award by NorthWest Disability, Sydney

Kshetram Dance Production supporting Aim for SevaAppreciation Award by Aim for Seva, Sydney

Honourable Amanda Fazio NSW legislative CouncilThanking Manjula for Charity Support

International Womens Day - House of Governor General CanberraThank you from Dame Quentin Bryce

Adhuram Madhuram Dance Production Supporting CharityThank you from Bharathiya VidyaBhavan


Institute of Bharathanatyam

official website