Shruti Parthasarathy has been learning the divine art form of bharatanatyam, Indian Classical dance, since the age of five. Initially, Shruti began her training at the Mandir of Madison and continued under Smt. Meenakshi Ganesan. She completed her arangetram, or dance graduation, at the young age of 11 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (2013), in the esteemed presence of Sri V.V Sundaram.
Currently, Shruti is under the tutelage of Guru Smt. Medha Hari, Bharatanjali and was blessed to be apart of a production for her Grand Guru Smt. Anita Guha. She has given various solo and group performances across the United States and India, ranging from two hour solo recitals to participating in fundraisers and outreach programs.
At the age of 15, Shruti, was awarded as a Finalist, the highest honor given, by The National YoungArts Foundation for her exceptional artistic achievement in the performing arts category for Bharatanatyam. According to the program, it "identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts." Shruti has now joined the prestigious youngarts alumni who have gone to become leaders in their fields.
In July of 2018, Shruti had the privilege of presenting a recital, at the prestigious Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Andhra Pradesh. Telecasted by the SVBC, a national television channel, Shruti was able to perform for one of India"s leading TV networks that attains nearly three million viewers across 100 countries around the world. She is also a frequent performer at the prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. In April of 2018, she was apart of the production "Lakshmi Prabhavam" composed by Shri Chitraveena Ravikiran and in April of 2017, she was apart in multiple productions of the "Srimad Bhagavatam" directed by Guru Smt. Anitha Guha and Guru Smt. S Divyasena.
Shruti has also placed in many international competitions such as: a prize winner at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, 1st place in the Indian Raga Advanced Category Dance Competition, and 1st place in the Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi Dance Competition. She was also the 2016 Indian Raga State Ambassador.
Training in a blend of Vazhoor, Pandanallur, and some elements of Kalakshetra style, Shruti's guru, Smt. Medha Hari, instills a deep passion and devotion for dance that will last a lifetime!