Lisa Santhanam is an Odissi dancer in the
Washington DC metro area. She is a passionate and
committed teacher and performer eager to spread
this graceful art. Odissi is a lifelong journey, she
has spent the last 15 years training and performing
Odissi dance. Her instruction has entailed frequent
visits to India to study at Srjan, the prestigious school
focused on the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana
At Srjan she learned under the watchful eye of Smt.
Sujata Mohapatra and attended various workshops
and classes with Sri Ratikant Mohapatra.
The umbrella of Srjan allowed for her to meet US
based Srjan dancer, Dr. Aparupa Chatterjee and
continue to flourish and grow in the Srjan style.
Lisa has performed both as a soloist and in group
productions in Virginia,, Charlotte , Washington DC,
Texas, India and China. She is a member of the Odissi
Dance Company under the direction of Dr. Aparupa
PC: Prabha Vasudevan