Shubanjali School of Performing Arts, founded by artistic director Suba Ramesh Parmar in  1992, is a pioneering non-profit art organization whose mission is to encourage excellence in the practice of Bharatanatyam and Indian Folk dance in the United States and around the world. This institution is far greater than just a dance school - rather, Shubanjali represents a rigorously conceived methodology and a state of mind, whereby its unique curriculum allows students to develop a thorough understanding of this art through the systematic study of technique, culture, and representation of Indian arts to a global audience. Shubanjali’s laurels extend beyond teaching, and the organization has received rave reviews for its exemplary original dance productions, including ‘Santa N’ Shiva,’ ‘Splash the Wonder,’ ‘Tales of Krishna,’ ‘Chauladevi,’ and  ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ among many others. The institution’s creations reflect a wide range of artistic expressions ranging from traditional works to inter-cultural collaborations with artists of diverse cultures.  

Suba Ramesh Parmar is the most sought after performer, teacher, and choreographer of Indian classical and folk dance in the Western Hemisphere. Mrs. Parmar has given major performances and has won accolades all over the world. Her passion and experience combined with a rare faculty of the arts allows her to portray tradition making it understandable to mainstream audiences. She has directed and produced several award winning mythological and contemporary dance dramas and is the recipient of many coveted awards, including from the Government of India and Tamil Nadu’s ‘Nattiya Tharagai (Star of Dance).’  Most importantly, Suba Parmar’s greatest forte is her ability to bring out the maximum potential in spirit and skill from her dance students.

Shubanjali has won the Outstanding Dance School Award four times in a row, as awarded by the Hindu Temple, Bridgewater at its Annual Festival, and the school has been the recipient of first place awards in numerous other competitions organized by FIA, UMBC, Zalak, and Cleveland Aradhana, to name a few. The institution continues to inculcate excellence in the field of Indian Dance throughout the world.  

Mrs. Parmar has studios in Wayne and Scotch Plains, New Jersey and regularly performs and conducts workshops at Sivananda Yoga centers across the globe. Her work enables participants to comprehend the tradition and significance behind the artistic gestures and creates a visual experience by weaving the unlimited vocabulary of Indian dance into story ballets.

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