Priyadarshini Ghosh FULBRIGHT
Priyadarshini Ghosh, Artistic Director of Natyanova, has been an established Classical Mohini Attam dancer, as well as Contemporary dancer and choreographer for the past many years. Starting her training with Guru Smt Thankamani Kutty in the classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Mohini Attam, she specialized in Mohini Attam, with Kalamandalam Kalyani Kutty Amma and is a disciple of Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan in Abhinaya. Trained in Seraikella Chhau with Sashadhar Acharya, she is proficient in Yoga with a teacherís certification. A MFA in Dance from Kalidas Sanskrit University, she has a Diploma for Performing Arts from the Childrenís Little Theatre. She has also completed a senior fellowship in dance research from the Min of Culture, Govt of India.

Apart from Mohini Attam, having ventured into Contemporary Dance, amalgamating cross training in some modern dance and Improvisation techniques with Indian dance, martial arts and Yoga, she performs and lectures actively in many prestigious venues and festivals both as a soloist and also with her Natyanova troupe, including a tour to east Europe with the ICCR.

Mohana Iyer
Mohana Iyer, Associate director of Natyanova, is an accomplished artiste, choreographer and trainer in Indian Classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Mohini Attam, performing and teaching for several years. She has done her Masters in Fine Arts from Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Universlt. She was under the tutelage of Guru Thankamani Kutty for Bharatha Natyam and Mohini Attam,under Late Guru Kalamandalam Govindan Kutty for Kathakali. She is also trained in Abhinaya under Padma Bhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. She has started working with Kerala Sopanam music under the guidance of Padmabhushan Shri Kavalam Narayana Panickkar. Her performances and choreographies in Bharatha Natyam, Mohini Attam and Kathakali have received critical acclaim. As the Associate director of Natyanova, she ably co-directs in all the productions of Natyanova.
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