Ami MajmudarDance/Movement, Classical Indian Dance
Ami Majmudar learned Bharatanatyam over decades from her teachers, Mythili Kumar (Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose) and Sujatha Srinivasan (Shri Kalaa Mandir, Cleveland, Ohio). As artistic director of Anjali Dance Center, Ami teaches Bharatanatyam to local dance students.
In teaching this rigorous dance form to children of a variety of ages, she includes units on dance theory, body conditioning, history of the dance form, music and rhythm in dance, and she trains them to understand and perform increasingly complex dance numbers. Ami also shares the dance form and India’s ancient and vibrant culture with wide audiences in schools, libraries, and art centers, through lecture-demonstrations. Over the years, Ami has conceptualized, choreographed, taught, and presented a variety of thematic dance pieces and productions combining dance, drama, and storytelling.
Ami has taught and performed at local schools and for a number of local and state organizations such as the Ohio Arts Council, OhioDance, McConnell Arts Center, Dhvani Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio, Vindhya Cultural Association, and Asian Festival.
A consummate storyteller, Ami has told stories in her many roles: English teacher, dance teacher, mother, and novelist. Her debut novel, The Torchbearers, published by Penguin India in 2020, was shortlisted for the Neev Book Award for Distinguished Children’s Literature. Ami looks forward to sharing dance and stories with Ohio audiences, continuing her journey as a storyteller, dancer, and teacher.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Performance Space
- Non-Carpeted Floors