Transforming Artists and Being Transformed by Them

Ahila Devi Vigneswaran

Artistic Director

Kalaichudarmani Ahila Devi Vigneswaran has acquired advanced degrees in the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and the Carnatic Music and Associate Foundation course from Madurai Kamaraj University and the Government of Tamil Nadu. She trained under Guru Balasubulakshmi and Guru Vasanthakumari. She has over 30 years experience as a teacher of Bharatanatyam with over 500 performances to her credit. She served as an official examiner at Tamil Nadu Government Music College and as an active mentor for Bharatanatyam grade exams at the Annamalai University of Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. She holds the world record for performing the longest Indian folk concert lasting for 43 hours. She has taught workshops in Sri Lanka and is fluent in Tamil, English and Sinhala.

Ahila leads the development of curriculum for School Program and Dance Academy students. She also choreographs Company productions and performances for specific audiences.