Performer, choreographer, educator and arts entrepreneur-Madhu Nataraj is the founder director of the Natya Stem Dance Kampni
She studied Kathak from her mother Dr Maya Rao & from Smt. Chitra Venugopal .
Madhu was chosen as one of India’s 50 young achiever’s by ‘ India today’ . She has received many awards, recent amongst which are the Mohan Khokar award for excellence in dance and the Bismillah Khan Yuva puraskar from the central Sangeet Natak Akademi
A graduate of commerce, journalism & choreography( Natya Institute of Kathak & choreography), She has also trained in Indian martial arts, ritualistic/folk dance traditions, pedagogy and Yoga.
Although she trained in contemporary dance in New York, Madhu returned to India with a vision to create a unique dance company with its own distinctive contemporary Indian dance identity – the Natya STEM Dance Kampni.
She believes dance is a potent medium for change in the public domain. Ranging from education, social issues, documentation to healing, her projects aim to materialise this philosophy.
Madhu has created over 75 choreographic works (short pieces & productions) in the 16 years of the Kampni’s existence . She is also a Panellist at important Design, Cultural and Academic institutions.
She is often invited to perform, design programmes and Choreographic works for prestigious cultural organizations across India, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, SE Asia, Europe & USA.
Madhu and Tara Kini, in association with BrilArt@WorkTM are now tapping into their exceptional creative talents and teaching abilities to infuse creativity and innovation into the corporate world.