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Pranjali Chumbhale

Pranjali is a dance graduate and an engineer. She started learning Bharatnatyam at the age of 5 from Guru. Uma Tilak at the Kalaniketan Bharatnatyam Dance Institute, Pune, India. She completed her Arangetram at the age of 12. In 2013, she achieved the Nritya Visharad degree in Bharatnatyam from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal. 

Pranjali has conducted workshops teaching dance to 100+ students around the globe and has experience in choreographing theme-based pieces for events. She continues to be a student of dance and is currently learning Karanas, a 2000-year-old movement technique from Guru. Ashwini Srivatsan at the Kanha School of Dance, CA, USA.

With Nrityavana, Pranjali hopes to explore the diverse ocean of dance and continue to push the envelope in experimenting with dance.  


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Apoorva Safai

Apoorva is a proficient biomedical engineer specializing in the field of medical imaging. Her academic credentials include a doctoral degree in neuroimaging from the esteemed Symbiosis Centre for Medical Image Analysis, Symbiosis International University, Pune, where she conducted in-depth research on the abnormal structural and functional connections in the brain, particularly in movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Apoorva possesses a strong interest in investigating the neuroscience behind the intricate relationship between the mind and body. Specifically, she seeks to examine how different body movements impact our physiology and moods. Furthermore, she actively engages in physical activities such as yoga and running to further her understanding of this connection.

Through the collaboration with Nrityavana, Apoorva delves into the correlation between the brain and dance. Through her work here, she strives to create awareness and understanding of how the brain functions and adapts to dance movements.

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