Uditha Thiagarajan, born in India and raised in Dubai, started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 7 with Smt. Lakshmi Venkatesh and completed her Arangetram under the guidance of Smt. Annapoorna Murali in 2013. She graduated with a Finance degree from Bangalore, where she continued training in Bharatanatyam under Smt. B Bhanumati. She completed her masters degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and currently works full-time with Navatman as a Bharatanatyam teacher, a Dance Company member and an Events Associate, and continues to train under Smt. Sahasra Sambamoorthi and Smt. Sri Thina Subramaniam.
As an active member of her university dance team, Uditha helped choreograph and performed for various competitions, dance productions and festivals in the dance styles Indian Contemporary, Indian Classical and Bollywood. Her passion for dance has had her perform for the Indian Consulate in the Middle East, for the World Dance Day event organized by UNESCO’s World Dance Council, on an Indian Reality TV show and for the inauguration of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2016. Some of the productions she has been a part of are Sambhavaami Yuge Yuge, a dance drama choreographed by Smt. Bhuvaneshwari Ratnam, Cinderella, a fairytale depicted through Asian styles of dance choreographed by Sir Zakir Hussain, and The Mahabharata: Part 1 - Of Vengeance and Promises, a Broadway-style production choreographed by Sahasra Sambamoorthi. She has also freelanced with a number of dance companies in UAE and India. Shifting from a career in finance to the arts, Uditha truly believes that art has the power to change the world and aims to spread awareness on the importance of the arts in everyday life.