Seena Pillai, has been a disciple of Guru Smt Girija Nair since the tender age of 2 ½ learning all the intricacies of Bharatnatyam for more than 15 years. She has graced the stage with several performances since the age of 4 under the guidance of her Guru and received umpteen accolades. She has received formal training in Carnatic music, however, dance remains her first love.
Over the years, she became increasingly drawn to the grace and seamless fluidity of Mohiniyattam and vehemently decided to pursue it. Although the styles for Bharatnatyam and Mohiniyattam are different, she renders the respective techniques and body contours effortlessly.
Guru Smt.Girija Nair, founder of Geeta Nritya Vidyalaya (established in 1981, Mumbai), is an accomplished danseuse who has dedicated herself for the promotion and propagation of the rich Indian classical dance form- Bharatnatyam. She has been learning Bharatnatyam from a tender age under late Guru Mani in Kalasadan. Smt. Girija Nair had the opportunity to be trained under great Vidwans; Late Guru Kadirvelu and Saundarajan. She graduated from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya- Juhu (Mumbai University) to become a full-fledged dedicated dance teacher. She has to her credit many classical ballets Choreographed by herself. Her quest for learning has taken her further into choreographing innovative and intricate dance piece.
Gokul Dance Academy is an affiliate of Geeta Nritya Vidyalaya (Mumbai, India) in the United States. Lead by Smt Seena Pillai, who is an accomplished danseuse, actress and TV anchor, has made her presence known in multiple East Asian international channels like Zee TV, Sony TV, Star Plus, Asianet, Sahara to name a few. She also had a successful stint in the modelling and advertising field, and was crowned Miss Mumbai and Maharashtra queen during her teenage years.
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