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Kiran Rajagopalan

Kiran Rajagopalan is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator based in New Jersey. Trained extensively in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) for over 25 years, Kiran has given many acclaimed performances in India, Indonesia, Germany, Spain, France, and the United States. Kiran graduated with a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Behavioral Neuroscience and Spanish from Boston University in 2008, an M.A. (honors) in Bharatanatyam from University of Madras in 2010, and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University in 2015. Kiran also regularly conducts workshops, lectures, and demonstrations on neuroscience, Indian classical dance, and performance studies.

He is the co-founder and artistic director of Daya Arts which aims to bridge diasporic communities through original, high-quality artistic productions rooted in West African and South Asian visual and performing arts. Kiran is currently an adjunct faculty in Marymount Manhattan College’s Department of Dance.

In Brief

Kiran Rajagopalan is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator based in New Jersey. Trained extensively in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) for over 25 years, Kiran has given many acclaimed performances in India, Indonesia, Germany, Spain, France, and the United States. Kiran graduated with a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Behavioral Neuroscience and Spanish from Boston University in 2008, an M.A. (honors) in Bharatanatyam from University of Madras in 2010, and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University in 2015. He regularly conducts workshops, lectures, and demonstrations on neuroscience, Indian classical dance, and performance studies.

He is the co-founder and artistic director of Daya Arts which aims to bridge diasporic communities through original, high-quality artistic productions rooted in West African and South Asian visual and performing arts. Kiran is currently an adjunct faculty in Marymount Manhattan College’s Department of Dance.