Ranjani Vedanthan

Ranjani Vedanthan

About

Ranjani Vedanthan, Director and Instructor, studied Bharatanatyam (Vazhuvoor style) under Guru Smt. Padmini Ravi of Bangalore, India for six years. Starting in 1988, from middle-school until college, Ranjani traveled to India every summer to study Carnatic Sangeet and Bharatanatyam, classical south-Indian vocal music and dance. In 1995, she completed her arangetrams in Bangalore, India and in Denver, and was the second "Bharatanatyamgraduation" in Colorado. Ranjani has briefly studied ballet, belly dance, and Kathakthe beautiful north-Indian classical dance style, and in 2003 she received her ghungroos, a significant milestone that symbolizes the commitment of the dancer to the study of dance.  

Her choreography has been featured in various types of productions, ranging from ballet to Native-American to spoken-word. Ranjani has performed throughout America and in various countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. She currently performs and offers lessons in Bharatanatyam and Bollywood Dance in Fort Collins, as well as works as a bookkeeper, tax preparer, and is training to be an asthma educator.