Dance is life for this lass

Dance is life for this lass

Jyothsna has already performed in many prestigeous stages in Mangalore.

At a very young age, Jyothsna S from Mangalore has succeeded in drawing the attention of audience through her performances.

Jyothsna, who hails from Kotekar near Mangalore has already performed in many prestigeous stages like the recently concluded National Youth Festival, Alva’s Nudisiri, Rani Abbakka Utsav etc. She started learning dance at seven under the guidance of Ullal Mohan Kumar. She is also learning classical music and has completed her Vidwat exam in Bharathanatyam. She is also an active participant in Bhagavadgeeta recitation and bhakthigeetha competitions.

Interestingly, she received the District Rajyotsava Award in 2006, when she was just 16, one of the youngest to grab the award. Besides, she has also been a recipient of ‘Baala Natya Mayuri’ state award in 2006, Yound Acheiver award (2007) and many more.

After completeing and securing distinction in her 10th and PUC examinations, Jyothsna is currently pursuing her studies in the fourth year Electronics and Electrical Engineering at Canara College of Engineering.

Daughter of agriculturist S Ganapathi Bhat and Kotekar Anandashram High School Headmistress Saroja G Bhat, her dream is to start a school for teaching dance to the youngsters in Mangalore. “I have got a job in Infosys now.

I hope I can go along with my job as well as with my dance,” she said.
“The support given by my parents helped me a lot in my career,” says the dancer, who doesn’t have a role model. The young lass who stood first in the State in Bharathanatyam is now packing her bags for the national-level Kinkini Fest to be held at Bangalore next week.

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