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Sudnya Dance Academy

Dance Style - Indian Classical - Bharata Naytam

Sudnya Dance Academy was established in 1997 by Artistic Director, Sudnya Mulye.

Sudnya Mulye is a professional Bharata Natyam dancer, choreographer and instructor. Bharata Natyam is an Indian Classical dance which integrates stylized hand gestures, facial expressions, footwork, yoga, and universal emotions.


Sudnya holds her B.F.A in Bharata Natyam and M.F.A in Choreography from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, University of Mumbai, India. She has performed at various Festivals and on television in India and critics acclaimed her dance as a “rhythmic spectacle…making her presence felt with delightful expressions.”


In Canada, Sudnya’s performances include the Vancouver and Yukon Story Telling Festivals, Vancouver Folk Festival, International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Sacred Music Festival, and many more.


Sudnya has worked with renowned international artists such as Lata Pada, the Artistic Director of Sampradaya Dance creations, and has worked in the Jesse Award-winning production “Cultural Metaphors” presented by Pangaea Arts of Vancouver. Sudnya has also worked with Ancient Yogic Arts, Masabo Cultural Company, Triveni Sangam, Rasika’s Story Dancing, and East-West Cultural Exchange groups to promote Bharata Natyam.


Eager to share her passion for dance with youth, Sudnya performs and gives workshops in schools on “Dance in India”.  Sudnya has been a part of “Learning through the Arts,” a program in partnership with the Royal Conservatory of Music and “Artist in Residence” Program of the Vancouver School Board.


Sudnya Dance Academy (SDA) was established in 1997. Sudnya’s students take pride in mentioning that Bharata Natyam taught at SDA has given them the discipline, maturity, grace and foundation to become successful in their endeavors. Sudnya’s dance lessons offer students the unique opportunity to learn Bharata Natyam combined with the culture of India, with no limitations of background, age, levels, or abilities. Sudnya has presented “Soul of Dance” in 2010, “Buddham Saranam Gacchami” in 2011 and "Ganesha Vandanam" in 2016 as academy productions.


In addition to her performances and instruction, Sudnya has been the Artistic Director for several events including: Vancouver Celebrates Diwali, Kala Utsav - a charity event benefiting the Canadian Red Cross, and Natyanjali - The Festival of Indian Classical Dance Styles. Currently, Sudnya, in partnership with Clarkson Events, is starting a new tradition in Richmond as the Artistic Director in for International Dance Day Richmond.

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