Anine started learning Bharata Natyam in April 1997 in her hometown Utrecht, the Netherlands. She studied for several years with Saskia Kersenboom who learned from Nandini Ramani, one of the principle disciples of the great dancer T. Balasaraswati.

After studying with Nandini Ramani in Chennai and intensive training with Saskia Kersenboom in Tiruvarur, Anine did Gajjai Puja (First Performance) in October 2003.

Since then Anine has done many performances at schools, churches, libraries, Hindu temples, for Indian cultural organizations, and has been teaching children and adults since 2005, now living in the US. She went back three times to study intensively with Saskia Kersenboom.

Along with dance, Anine studied Carnatic (South Indian classical) music with K.G. Vijaykrishnan (veena), and with Josepha Cormack Vishwanathan (vocal). For two years Anine studied dance with Karen Elliott, one of Balasaraswati's advanced students in the US, and is now continuing her dance studies with Nandini Ramani.

Anine Singh-de Grood recently moved to Upton, Massachusetts, and is available to teach Bharata Natyam dance lessons.


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