Sangam Festival


Bhairav Chandrashekar has a great love for sharing knowledge and teaching. Bhairav has been teaching STEM subjects for over five years and teaching Mridangam for over 8 years.
Over the last 10 years has actively worked raising funds for many charitable causes. They include Homefront, Trenton Soup Kitchen, AIM for Seva, etc.. Bhairav is currently working with Ecolab in a prestigious program for Engineering graduates.

PK Ramachandran CPA is a respected professional and well known community supporter. Ram founded Ram Associates a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that has served their North American clientele for more than thirty years, helping clients achieve their financial goals. Ram has built a team of highly accomplished staff that have the experience and knowledge to go above and beyond your expectations and provide the absolute best value to their clients. Ram built his firm through constant dedication to his clients? success, and grown from a one person company in 1983 to a firm with more than twenty tax, accounting and business professionals . Ram is very passionate about supporting performing arts, and has volunteered to guide the organization.

Srilalitha Kompella

With over 23 years of experience in IT industry, Lalitha performed leadership roles in leading IT firms Currently she holds a senior leadership position in Wipro Technologies as their
head of Delivery Transformation.She holds a Master’s degree in computer applications from Central University, Hyderabad and a Bachelors in Electronics from Osmania University. She is a gold medalist in Sanskrit language in both her undergrad and grad programs and has strong orientation in both carnatic and western classical musical forms. She is a certified coach and is also a leading contributor to Women’s diversity initiatives. Her pursuits include Scientific palmistry and Astrology, Vedic Astrology and Kriya Yoga meditation.

Chandru Balaraman has over 30 years of corporate and business operations experience across three continents. Chandru experience spans across IT, Telecom and commodities markets. Currently he is invested and actively involved in the business operations of three start up companies. Chandru has been passionately involved in performing arts over the last three decades.

Bala Devi Chandrashekar is world renowned Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and a committed teacher of Bharatanatyam in New Jersey. Bala teaches students in her schools with regular classes across three locations in New Jersey. Bala has performed in many prestigious venues in New Jersey and across North America, Europe, Middle East and India. As a Professor of Practice & Artistic Director of Shree Padma Nrityam, New Jersey, she imparts valuable knowledge to her many dedicated students. Bala constantly works on developing and perfecting the style that would be seamless and fluid while yet retaining the precision, power and purity of line -typical of classical dance. As a Professor of Practice, Bala is constantly developing curriculum in “Performing studies” in collaboration with Theater and Dance, History, Philosophy, Linguistic anthropology and South Asian Departments of various Universities in the United States. She has served as a Fellow and Artist - in - Residence at The Carl A fields Center at Princeton University. New Jersey. Bala Devi has given lecturers and taught courses on performing arts in Mount Holyoke, Princeton, NJ Columbia, Upenn, Yeshiva, Vassar, Rutgers,New Jersey, Rider University, New Jersey. Bala Devi is the only New Jersey based North American Bharatanatyam artist to have released four critically acclaimed Bharatanatyam Dance DVDs.


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