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My Guru
Calai Chandrasekharam

Ms. Calai Chandrasekaram is the creator and artistic director of the Calai Chandra School of Bharathanatyam. She is widely recognized as a prominent dance instructor and esteemed performer within the artistic communities of New Jersey and New York City. In addition, Calai is currently pursuing her graduate studies at Harvard University. Calai's research on the intersection of Art and AI has been featured in a prestigious Computer Science Journal (ACM), and her recent presentation at an International Conference showcased groundbreaking work that piqued the interest of both artists and scientists alike.


Calai Chandra School of Bharatanatyam (CCSB)

At Newport in Jersey City, the Calai Chandra School of Bharathanatyam offers lessons on weekdays and weekends, accommodating the schedules of children, parents, and working professionals. The studio provides a picturesque view of the river, a serene lawn, a beautiful rose garden, and glimpses of the cityscape across the river, all visible through large windows. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this ancient art form within a mirrored studio adorned with wooden floors. The artistic director, Calai, has intentionally crafted this environment to resemble a library, fostering an atmosphere that enhances the learning experience for her students as they embark on their enriching artistic journey.






This year CCSB is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 

Join us as we proudly mark a decade of preserving and promoting the timeless art of Bharatanatyam! It is with immense joy and gratitude that we announce the 10th anniversary of our Bharatanatyam school. Over the past 10 years, we have had the privilege of nurturing aspiring dancers, cultivating their passion, and witnessing their growth.



Our journey has been filled with unforgettable performances, inspiring moments, and the unwavering dedication of our students. We take immense pride in the achievements of our talented dancers, who have graced stages, earned accolades, and enriched the cultural fabric of our community.

To commemorate this special milestone, three of our students will be showcasing captivating performances at their Arangetram. These celebrations will serve as a tribute to the rich heritage of Bharatanatyam and a testament to the collective efforts that have propelled us to this significant milestone.



As we reflect on the past decade, we are grateful for the unwavering support of our students, parents, and the broader dance community. Your trust, encouragement, and enthusiasm have been the driving force behind our success. We remain committed to providing exceptional training, fostering artistic growth, and nurturing the next generation of Bharatanatyam dancers.



To all our students, past and present, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for choosing our school as your artistic home. Your passion and dedication have fueled our own love for this beautiful art form, and we are honored to have been a part of your dance journey.



We invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone and being a part of the vibrant Bharatanatyam community we have built together. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming events and be prepared to immerse yourself in the grace, rhythm, and elegance of Bharatanatyam.


Here's to 10 years of artistry, inspiration, and cultural enrichment. Thank you for being a part of our remarkable journey!


All of our Arangetrams will be in honor of the big ten!

 Come celebrate with us at our Arangetrams!

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