Owner and Instructor of Chitra School of Dance, Shubhangana Vishwanathan, is not only passionate about wanting to give her students the freedom to express themselves through movement but also wants to make sure her students are successful.
Trained in Bharatanatyam Dance (Indian Classical dance) and also in Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz, Vishwanathan knew dance was something she always wanted to pursue and before coming to Windsor, she began teaching dance to students at the age of 13.
“I started dancing when I was three years old cause of my mom who is also a choreographer,” she explains. “One of my mom's friend wanted to perform and she was just curious to learn the dance form I was learning at the time, so I started teaching her and at that age I didn't have any website or business cards it was all based-on referrals and word of mouth publicity.”
Obtaining her undergraduate from the University of Delhi in Journalism and her diploma in Media Convergence from St. Clair College, Vishwanathan success is something that will continue to grow.
“Dance helps me to rejuvenate, helps me with flexibility and also helps with mental health and makes me feel more expressive about my feelings,” she says. “If you believe in yourself then just focus on the process and you will see the results.”
Describing herself as creative, ambitious and a leader, Vishwanathan says what empowers her the most is being able to take full control of her life.
“This involves developing the self-trust and self-awareness that I need to set the right goals, make sound decisions, and understand my strengths and weaknesses,” she shares. “One day I want to spread the love for Indian classical dance in the community.”
To learn more about Chitra School of Dance, check out the website https://chitraschoolofdance.com/