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

of dance. 


 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

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