About Us

Who are we?

Lord Shiva - who we are - About Naatiya Samarpanam Academy of Dance - Bharatanatyam Classes

We are a Bharatanatyam dance school  with the mission to spread the art, tradition and culture in its true dimension. Naatiya Samarpanam Academy of Dance LLC is led by Mrs. Jayalakshmi Radhakrishnan, a well-known Bharatanatyam artist and a television personality from southern India. She is backed by 20+ years of experience in the field of dance and holds a Masters degree in Bharatanatyam. We provide thorough theoretical and practical classes in "Kalakshetra Style"

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Who can Learn?

Students of Naatiya Samarpanam Academy of Dance

Naatiya Samarpanam provides education across various age groups. Anyone with basic interest in the art form is welcome to learn. 

Kids Batch - 4 to 6 years

Juniors Batch - 7 to 10 years

Seniors Batch -  11 to 16 years

Adults Batch - 16+ years 

Please note that, not always a conducive slot can be allocated to a student. Please do come with a flexibility and open mind for time slots and days of the class.

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Where are we?

locations are Edison and Jersey City. Linda ln and Morgan St - Performing arts workshop.

Our Current Locations:

Naatiya Samarparnam Academy of Dance in Edison:
198 Linda ln, Edison, NJ 08820

Naatiya Samarparnam Academy of Dance in Jersey City:
196 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(2 mins from Grove st path station)

Coming Soon: 
Journal Sqaure, NJ
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Our Founder & Artistic Director

Guru. Mrs. Jayalakshmi Radhakrishnan

Guru - Teacher - Naatiya Samarpanam Academy of Dance - Bharatanatyam classes

Master of Fine Arts in Bharatanatyam - Kalai Kaviri College, Trichy

Natya Kala Choodamani Smt. Jayalakshmi Radhakrishnan, is a well-known classical dancer (Kalakshetra style) and a television artist. She is a disciple of Kalaimamani. Late Mr. Kameshwaran and Mrs. Saroja Kameshwaran since her early age of 5. Our Guru emotes outstanding facial expressions that makes her enthralling sight to watch. Backed by 23 + years of experience and a master’s degree in Bharatanatyam, she is in the journey of teaching & spreading her knowledge to many budding dancers. Our Guru’s versatility and grace is always inspiring. She is a very intuitive Choreographer and has composed many challenging and unique items of Margam. NS Academy also has a professional performing wing named "Rudhraksh" which is a group of enthusiastic bharatanatyam professions in and out out of Naatiya Samarpanam. They perform for Corporate events, annual events to express and enhance the cultural aspects. Our Guru was recently awared with the title "Natya Kala Choodamani" by Gana Mukundhapriya trust in Chennai. She is aspired to make Bharatanatyam a very prominant and important art form in the US, by closely following the old traditions which are according to her to be untouched or unchanged.

Volunteering Teachers

Mrs. Vidhya Ramadas


Vidhya has been associated with Naatiya Samarpanam for almost 1.5 yrs learning under the guidance of Guru. Jayalakshmi and has been an integral part of performances doing lead roles. She was a disciple of Kamakshi Jayaram, a disciple of Vazhuvor Ramaiah Pillai of Coimbatore. She has a prior experience of 10+ years of learning Bharatanatyam. After a break in her dance career, she resumed her passion for Bharatanatyam with us. Recently she has been involved as a volunteering teacher at our academy handling few batches for beginners level 1 & 2.

Mrs. Sangeetha Nair

Support Staff - Volunteers

Sangeetha Nair commenced her training in Bharatanatyam at the Age of 3 with Smt. Seema Nair. She continued her training in Kalakshetra style at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi, primarily under Shri Justin McCarthy and Smt. Sudha Jaganathan for over a decade.  She holds PG in Bharatanatyam from Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. After taking a break for almost 10 years, she is currently learning Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Smt. Jayalakshmi Radhakrishnan. Recently she has also been involved as a volunteering teacher at our academy handling few batches for beginners level 1 & 2.