“Growing up I remember our dad sowing this dream of getting his girls trained in classical Bharatanatyam and to this day, we have managed to live up to that! Myself and my sister were given training from the age of three. We were encouraged to give in our all to this art form and with time, we started to develop a keen passion for our practice.
Even missing one day of practice felt like we were missing something integral in our lives. Our parents motivated us to participate in all the competitions that came our way and eventually, this saw one of us travelling to Delhi to represent our state at the National Cadet Corps. Dance is the way we pursue light and peace in this world.
But even more than the love for this art form is our profound respect and love for each other. Today we see the importance that a family plays in helping model behaviours that serve the children in the longer run. Our dad has been our biggest cheerleader, guide and mentor for us.
We see his actions and hear his words in every single aspect of our lives. Myself, my sister, my brother and our parents have been one big team always. We don’t have a very big social circle to ourselves partly because there was no need for it. Our family has always been our biggest support system and cheerleader for us!
This love and support from the family and also this art form is what has enabled us to sustain it thus far. Today we have a dance institute at three different places in Chennai. Despite being married into different families, our in-laws as well and as dear husbands support us to pursue our dreams and keep scaling new heights. We started with a small crowd of students and now it’s a whopping number and we will continue to keep teaching as well as learning along the way.
The biggest life lesson for us has always been perseverance. Our dedication and faith in ourselves as well as the family has what has enabled us to move forward despite challenges and still establish ourselves in our field of interest. It is sometimes quite hard to see the larger picture when we have just begun climbing but persistence and dedication always pays off. We stand testimony to that!”