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About Us


Mayuri academy of performing arts (MAPA) was established in 2003, by our guru Natya Ilavarasi Smt. S.Vijayalakshmi Bhoopathi. Our academy imparts  Bharatham training in Thanjavur style, in its pure and traditional form. Students of MAPA are from grade one to  professionals. Students learn Gesture language  and Indian mythology along with BHARATHANATYAM.


Our students’ dance performances were highly acclaimed. Besides, we have also performed in various Government functions, Universities centenary functions, TV shows, and in Chennayil Thiruvayaru.


It was our privilege given by the management of the Kalaivanar Aranga  to have been chosen for performing  the soul Bharathanatyam to inaugurate the renovated kalaivanar Arangam.


 Our academy’s mastery has been recorded in India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records and  in Assist World Records with 15 of our students dancing continuously 30 hrs for 1330 Thirukkural with the title- “Valluvam Kanda Bharatham”.


 Our eminence has also been recorded in Guinness world records with the title- “VIDHAIKALAM” (798 people dancing with sword) in the concept of “Go Green” and “Afforestation: on the memorial day of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.


ABOUT THE FOUNDER:


Vijayalakshmi.S, started her career in Bharathanatyam at the age of 5, performed her Arrangetram at the age of 9 at Nadigar Sangam. She is a Diploma holder in Bharathanatyam from Music College ( Gold Medal received from Dr. S.P. Balasubramaniyam). M.A  Graduate in Bharathanatyam from The Madras University and Diploma in Bharathanatyam Teacher Training in Tamil University. She secured the college 1st in M.phil dance and now pursuing her Ph.D dance in Tamil Isai Kalloori. VijayaLakshmi has given more than 1800 performances in India.


AWARDS AND TITLES:


  • Natiya Ilavarasi –  Title by Thiru. R.M.Veerappan former educational minister – Nadigar Sangam                                              
  • Anna 108 Award – Ulaga Tamizh Aaraychi Mandram – (T.N. govt)
  • Aadal kalaimani–Title by Thiru. S..P.Balasubramanian – (T.N. govt)
  • Natiya Kalaimani – Title by Thiru. KalaimaamaniThanjai A. Hemnath (Sri ShanmuganadaBharadanatiyaPalli)
  • Kavignar Kannadasan Awards – Title by Thiru. P.B. Srinivas (A.R. KalaiMandram)
  • Sirantha NatiyaThilagam – All India Cultural Academy
  • KalaiSundarAward –Kaviyarasar KalaiTamil Sangam
  • ThangaTharagai –St. Thomas College of Arts & Science
  • Life Time Achievement Award – Lions Club
  • India Books of Record
  • Asian Books of Record
  • Assist World Record
  • Guinness World Record