Soumya Rajaram

Soumya Rajaram

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo World Traditional



The best kept secret in music


"Nachmo Boston"

Two pieces later came a duet of traditional Bharatanatyam, “Nandi Chol” (choreographed by Shejith Krishna and danced by Revat Masilamani, Soumya Rajaram) – equally striking, yet in a different way. Authenticity came through the ornateness of costume, elegant poise and clean command of posing and transitions. This critic is not fully versed in the technique, yet it seemed as if they didn’t ever fall out of step. There was a wonderful harmony of sharpness and softness.

Audience members could also learn little tid-bits about the classical dance form and its traditional dress. We might realize the bell chimes were from bell-studded anklets, for instance. Tiny cymbals might be located at the arches of their feet. In this way, the piece was both educational and entertaining – and neither had to detract from the other. - Dance Informa


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Soumya Rajaram is an exponent of Bharatanatyam with over two decades of performance experience, an extremely popular dancer in the independent classical dance circle of the Boston area and a finalist for the Traditional Arts Fellowship by Massachusetts Cultural Council each year since 2016. She started her training at The Kalakshetra Foundation, a premier institute for performing arts in India and continued to learn with revered teachers and choreographers from this institute. She was awarded the senior scholarship for dance by Govt. of India. 
 Soumya performs regularly at dance festivals throughout the USA and in India. She is regularly featured at The Jose Mateo Ballet theater festival, The New England Folk Festival and at The Dance Complex. In the Spring of 2022, she presented Transcendence - classical dance & music production for Jose Mateo Ballet Theater. In Summer of 2022, she was also funded by the Andover Cultural Council and the New England Foundation for the Arts to present a full-length production. She was invited to perform at Narada Gana Sabha's Natyarangam festival in Sept 2022. She regularly collaborates with local dancers and musicians for several community and fundraising events. She is the Director of Samskrithi School of dance where she has been training several students for the past 15 years. Recently, Soumya taught at The Jose Mateo's Summer Intensive program. She also teaches a course during spring semester at the Harvard Dance Center, Harvard University. She is invited to mentor choreographers for NACHMO ( National Choreography Month), Boston 2023 and conduct lecture demonstrations for the Dance Department at University of Massachusetts, Boston and Salem State College, MA.

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