The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates.

The great teacher inspires.

       With the burning desire to inspire young minds and to introduce them to with the vast cultural heritage of Indian Dances, Ashok Kumar established Natyanjali School of Dance in the year 1986 (Regd, as Natyanjali Trust in the year 1997)

       Students at Natyanjali undergo intense training through regular contact classes, in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, grooming them to be holistic artists,

       Guru Ashok Kumar has formed the Natyanjali ensemble comprising of his finest trainer dancers. With great pride and honor, the troupe presents the traditional dance compositions and well acclaimed unique ballet productions choreographer by Ashok Kumar.

       12 disciples of Guru. Ashok Kumar are “B” grade artists of Bangalore Dooradarshan. 20 disciples of Guru. Ashok Kumar have successfully performed their Arangetram.

       8 disciples are awarded the CCRT Scholarship from Government of India, and 3 of them awarded the Human resources scholarship.

       Due to the undying dedication of Guru.Ashok Kumar. Natyanjali ensemble has been empanelled by the INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS in the year 2001 under the Bharatanatyam group category.

       Guru. Ashok Kumar has led the 12 member Natyanjali ensemble to perform at various prestigious national and international dance events. As Ambassadors of Indian culture, they have performed in several international regions:

  • United Kingdom 1994,1995,1997,2000, 2013.
  • Australia 1997, 2001
  • Dubai 1997,2000.
  • Singapore 1997
  • Hong Kong 2001
  • Malaysia 1997
  • Sri Lanka 2001
  • USA & Canada 2004

The performances have been appreciated by art critics and audiences alike. By raising funds through their show. Guru. Ashok Kumar and Natyanjali Troupe have helped many charitable organizations in India and Abroad.

Festival , Shows and Regions performed by Natyanjali

  • The Republic Day Celebrations.
  • Performances for Bangalore Doordarshan on various occasions.
  • The Annul Madhurai Pongal Festival.
  • Ooty Summer Festival.
  • Kutralam Festival organized by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department.
  • Bangalore Habba,
  • Hampi Utsava.
  • Mysore Dasara organized by Depart of Culture. Government of Karnataka.
  • Thirumala Brahmotsav. Tirupathi.

Special Recognitions:

  • Appreciation from the Hon’ble then Prime Minister of United Kingdom Mr. Tony Blair and by Forge – British Arts Council. 2000.
  • Accolades from Derwent Side District council . New Castle, United Kingdom 2000.
  • Fated by Mayor of Melbourne, Australia. 2001.
  • Acknowledged by LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS for pioneering TOUCH & FEEL teaching technique.
  • Appreciation from the Toronto Governor in 2004.
  • Honoured from Governor of Houston State. Texas, USA 2004.