Kalaimamani Uma Anand – Professor, Bharathanatyiam
Kalaimamani Smt. Uma Anand, daughter of legendary artist, the late Guru ‘Padmashri’ K.N Dandayudapani Pillai, has been teaching Bharathanatyam for over 35 years. She has conducted 74 Arengtrams and over 300 performances. She was sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural relations to conduct performances with students in Australia, Fiji Islands, Malaysia, Maldives and Croatia. She was awarded senior fellowship by the government of India for research in Padams and Javalis. She has choreographed several dance dramas
Smt. Uma Anand has conducted workshops and lecture demonstrations in various cities in U.S.A, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore. She was awarded the title of ‘Kalaimamani’ by the government of Tamil Nadu in 1991. She is one of the world’s leading researcher, practitioner and teacher of Nattuvangam.
Smt. Uma Anand is currently a senior lecturer in Annamalai University and has completed her doctorate in Nattuvangam. She has been teaching at the Canada Campus since 2006.