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  Structured Training in Indian Classical Dances and Music  

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Bharathanatyam by Anisha Rajesh

Meet The Founder

Dr. Anisha Rajesh

Dance Scholar, Educator, Performer and Choreographer

Tel: 281-392-4703             Email:


I was introduced to Indian classical dance and music at the age of five. During the following years I have received extensive  training in Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ottanthulal and Carnatic Music. My passion to delve deep into the technique and history of Indian classical dance has led me to pursue a PhD in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. My research focuses on the movement vocabulary of Indian classical dance after the British colonial era.


I consider Dance as a discipline, rooted in the society and I am keen to explore its affinity to other disciplines including sociology, anthropology, history, literature and other allied subjects.   My deep interest in poetry, language and literature has led me to pursue  an MA and MPhil in English Language and Literature and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. I also hold a degree in Education which has tremendously helped me as a dance educator. I have taught Graduate and Post Graduate students in colleges affiliated to the University of Kerala and University of Pune before moving to USA in 2005.

My passion for dance, music and teaching has paved the path to the formation of Upasana Kalakendra in 2008. At Upasana Kalakendra we provide systematic and structured training in Indian classical art forms along with nurturing a lifelong passion for these art forms

I welcome you to visit Upasana Kalakendra's full fledged dance studio's in Katy or Missouri City/ Sugarland (Riverstone) or our Satellite location in Spring Cypress.



Sophisticated codified movement vocabulary, spectacular footwork and geometrical patterns  makes this one of the most popular Indian classical dance forms


Codified, extensive, complex movement vocabulary and fluidity of movements  makes this one of the most pursued Indian classical dance forms in the modern age

Carnatic Music

Codified structure, adherence to musical tone, pitch, melody and complex rhythmic cycles has  made this South Indian Classical music tradition popular throughout the ages


 Nurturing Creative Pathways

A Unique Program designed for Children, ages 2- 5 years. Creating aesthetic movement through Dance, Music, Poetry and Story telling.

Our Summer Intensives and Camps

 Enhance your Dance, Music and Art Skills

Holistic, inter-disciplinary intensive dance music and arts programs to further the participants understanding and develop their skills in performing and visual arts.


A Sneak Peek of
our productions & workshops




Influence of Dance on Human Body and Mind

Workshop with Viraja & Shyamjith

Workshop with Dr Neena Prasad

A Journey through Mythology

Rasa and Mudra

Essence of Abhinaya



Absolutely amazing experience.

Traditional, Systematic and Structured training.

Dr Sridevi Muppidi


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Training Centers

Our Locations

Our Locations


25125 Roesner Ln,

Katy, TX - 77494


Tel: 281-392-4703  |  Email:


4714 Riverstone Blvd,

Missouri City, TX - 77459


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