Shanthala Arts Academy is one the premier dance institutions in the state of Karnataka. A brainchild of Natya Vidwan Prasanna Kasthuri and Late Vidwan Raghusutha, it is at present managed by Pulikeshi Kasturi and Sushma Mohan, US returned dancer-choreographer. The academy organises dance festivals, trains students in Bharathanatyam, Carnatic music and Nattuvangam and has produced dance productions with award winning music directors. The Shantala performing ensemble has performed all over the country for national and state level dance festivals, corporates, schools, colleges, temples and cultural festivals.  

International branch of Shanthala Arts Academy

On July 15th 1986 a world record was created at Bangalore by an 18-year-old dancer for a marathon 24-hour public performance with live music. Prasanna inspired many young male dancers to take up dancing seriously by this act.

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