Jwala started her Bharatanatyam training at the age of seven. She has been learning the nuances and techniques of this art from her Guru Smt. Mangala Anand. Smt.Mangala is a desciple of Smt. Padmini Ramachandran and Smt. B.Bhanumati and teaches Vazhuvoor style Bharatanatyam in Carmel, Indiana. Mangala has influenced Jwala to foster an immense admiration and respect for this exemplary dance form. Over the years Jwala has performed in several prestigious Sabhas and participated in various Bharatanatyam dance competitions in India and USA.
Please see below the list of her performances over the years.
26 Feb 2017 Chidambaram Natyanjali, Thillai Natarajar Temple, India
5 Feb 2017 Natya Utsavam, Hamsadwani Arts, Chennai
15 Jan 2017 Karur Natyanjali, Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Karur, Tamil Nadu
5 Jan 2017 R.K Swami Aurditorium, Chennai
16 Oct 2016 Nada Neerajanam, Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, AP
31 Jul 2016 Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai
03 Apr 2016 Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Ohio
02 Jan 2016 Melpatur Auditorium, Guruvayur, Keralam
31 Dec 2015 Muthamizh Peravai, TN Rajarathinam Pillai Auditorium, Chennai
10 Nov 2015 Ragamalika TV & Kalaignar TV, Chennai
19 Sep 2015 Sri Balaji Temple, Aurora IL
15 Aug 2015 Arangetram at Zionsville High School, Indiana
22 Aug 2014 Independence day celebrations by IAI, Indianapolis
16 Nov 2013 Charity fundraising event, Tamil Sangam, Indiana
20 Apr 2013 Soorya Dance and Music Festival, St.Louis
17 Nov 2012 Diwali celebrations, India Association Diwali, Terre Haute
23 Apr 2011 Thyagaraja Aradhana at St.Louise Temple, MO
02 Oct 2010 India Day, General Electric Company, Ohio
06 Jun 2009 FOMA regional dance competition, Chicago
04 May 2008 Talent on Parade, Pike performing arts, Indiana
WHAT CRITICS SAY
1. It was a genuine pleasure watching excerpts from Jwala’s classical dance performance videos. I am agreeably surprised by her understanding of the Bharatanatyam dance form, her precocious dedication to it and reserves of expressiveness. At such a young age, Jwala emerges as a promising dancer. My compliments to her and her gurus.
Dr.S.D.Desai, Performing Arts Critic, India. Contributor to Narthaki, Attendance, Narthanam & Sruti
2. Jwala performed an intense seeker of Lord Shiva wondering and in awe to a Nayika who comes out confident about her Nayaka, Lord Vishnu, and a mother who with all love and affection disciplines her dear son Krishna. Quite an expansive range of emotions she displayed… Looking forward to watch her performances.
Sri. Bhavanvitha Venkat, Dance Critic, Priyalasya publishing, India
3.Kumari Jwala Priyadarshini is a gifted Bharatanatayam dancer. I had the opportunity to see her enormous talent, devotion, and passion for dance at her Arangetram on August 15, 2015.
Sri. KP Singh,Idianapolis, USA, Artist/Author/Public Speaker