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SCARF Showcase Featuring Diya, SCARF Core Dance Company, Chinmayi Bhavanishankar, and Anisha Gururaj

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Chinmayi Bhavanishankar presented by SCARF

An Indian classical dancer by heart, and a marketer by profession, Chinmayi has been a lifelong student of the Bharatanatyam dance style. She started learning in India under gurus Vidushi Mandakini Udupi, Vidushi Ramya Udupi, and Vidwaan Ramamurthy Rao. She continued her dance learning with guru Ramaa Bharadvaj in Los Angeles and joined her dance troupe while attending UCLA. She moved to Pittsburgh to get an MBA at Carnegie Mellon University where she gave a performance/talk at TEDx CMU, and then to Seattle where she has continued to dance. Chinmayi works at Microsoft, has been teaching BollyWorks cardio and yoga classes during lockdown, and is a certified Yoga instructor.

As part of the SCARF showcase, she will be presenting "Naari" - a story of a woman, her dreams and her dilemma.

Learn more at her website.

Scheduled performance time: Sunday, May 30 - 6:50pm | Channel: Folklife Premieres | Category: Performance Dance