Disciple of Smt.Vishal Ramani - Shri Krupa Dance Company, completed her Arangetram successfully on 26th August.

featured dancer

Vishal Ramani


Ms. Vishal Ramani, the acclaimed classical dancer is an accomplished choreographer living in the San Francisco Bay area for about 38 years. She is the Founder- Director of the Shri Krupa Dance Foundation in San Jose, the very first classical dance school founded to impart Bharathanatyam to both the second generation Indians as well as Non-Indian enthusiasts in the US.

She is a recipient of many awards and distinctions, including

  • The Cleveland Aradhana Committee award
  • The Barcelona First Place for Choreography and for development of our Ethnicity in the US,
  • The Mayor’s Award in Barcelona, Spain
  • The Best Teacher Award from Papanasam Sivan Committee
  • Award of Excellence from the FIA for Community and Artistic Services
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who World Wide Branding
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from TACH foundation, US Chapter and many more.

APAA is proud to feature Ms. Vishal Ramani on its website and pay tribute to her pioneering accomplishments including conducting more than 100 Arangetrams in the Bay area. She is active member on the advisory board of APAA and has the distinction of being the first school to launch the APAA programs worldwide in 2006.

Through this feature it is the intention of APAA to profilesome of our accomplished program directors and the more than 500 talented students who have enrolled in the APAA structured learning programs.

Jan 2016