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Interview with Shalini Srivatsan & Shruthi Srivatsan – Bharatanatyam Dancers from Nairobi, Kenya

Shalini Srivatsan and Shruthi SrivatsanShalini Srivatsan is a Medical Electronics Engineer and Shruthi Srivatsan is an IT Professional. Both sisters have pursued their art form of Bharatanatyam dance, a classical dance from South India, since they were 3-4 years old. They also teach the art form to other aspiring young children in Nairobi, Kenya.

You can connect with Shalini and Shruthi on Facebook. You can also view photos of some of their performances.

ExtraImaginary: Please give us a little background about yourselves and your dance.

Shalini & Shruthi: In the real world (LOL … as in working world) we both are graduates. Shalini in medical electronics engineering and Shruthi in Information systems and technology. We both work in Nairobi; Shallu is a product specialist at Nairobi X-Ray Supplies Ltd and Shruthi the head of IT at Kenya Data Networks (KDN).

In our world, we are dancers … and dreamers … As far as dance goes, we’ve been learning right here at home since we were 4 and 3. Dance pretty much defines a huge part of us! We are Bharatanatyam dancers.

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