Dr. Sujatha Mohan
Asst. Professor, Department of Bharatanatyam
Dr. Sujatha Mohan, has been under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam for more than four decades as a performer, teacher, choreographer and researcher. She has completed the course on theoretical and practical study of Natyasastra and Karanas. She has also studied the nuances of theory of Natyasastra under stalwarts like Dr. Kamlesh Dutta Tripathi, Dr. Pappu Venugopal, Dr. Radha Vallabh Tripathi to name a few.
She has about 15 years of experience working as an assistant professor and a visiting faculty in many universities.
She received the Senior Research Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture in 2012 for working on the topic “Visualising Kalidasa’s Drsyakavyas through Bharata’s Natyasastra”. She has now received the prestigious Tagore Research Fellowship from Government of India for working on the topic “Sangita Muktavali – Textual Study and Interpretation in Performance” at the nodal institution Kalakshetra.
She has guided many students for their B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. She is a recognized guide for the doctoral program at the School of Music and Dance at Vels University, Chennai.
She has also acquired teacher’s training in Yoga from the reputed Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.
Her areas of expertise include Bharatanatyam, Natyasastram, Karana, Temple architecture and sculptures, Theory and history of Natya, Yoga, etc.