Lavanya Karthikeyan

Bharathanatyam Dancer


Lavanya started Bharathanatyam training at the age of five with her mother Smt. Radhamani Varadhachary, NJ in the Pandanallur style.

Lavanya got introduced to Kalakshetra style by Smt. Satyapriya Iyer and learnt under her watchful eyes during the pandemic years.

Currently Lavanya is receiving advanced training from Sri. Shankar Kandasamy, Head of Dept. of Dance, Temple of Fine Arts, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.


Apart from being trained under her gurus in Bharathanatyam, she has gained extensive knowledge by participating in several workshops conducted by established senior artists, choreographers and layam vidwans in the dance field.


Anusham arts
Chennai Margazhi season
Navarathri and Shivarathri festivals in Temple
Fine arts Malaysia as part of a group Veenadhari Foundation
Spring Nectar Foundation
August 2021, October 2020- online concert Raise for Help — April 2021
online concert (Shivarathri)
Nruthyadhara Foundation
online concert (Navarathri)
KalaShray Manch
online concert
Srutilaya, NY
Kalaignar TV
LaMAMA Theater, New York City
(group performance
December 2022
September 2021 - online concert
June 2020 - online concert
March 2021
— October 2020
August 2020
December 2019
November 2016
August 2015

Additionally, Lavanya has performed several vocal concerts and accompanied on the violin in USA and India


Sri Krishna Geetham

Played the lead role of “Little Krishna” that was staged in several venues in NJ in 2014.


2018 Performed as part of Sri. Madurai R. Muralidharan's production.

Sri Rama Charita Geetham

Sri. Papanasam Sivan’s composition and Smt. Anita Guha’s Choreography - Among other parts played the character of Kooni brilliantly at Cleveland festival Thyagaraja Aradhana 2023.

Lavanya has won several competitions including Cleveland Thyagaraja aradhana, CMANA, Sudharnava, Live4you, Samaa arts, Saptami, Art ‘n’ Beat, Papanasam Sivan festivals, Indian Raga, Spring Nectar foundationamong many other organizations for Carnatic Vocal and Violin.


Second Place

Choreography category at Clevleand Thyagaraja Aradhana, Cleveland, Ohio - April 2023

Third place

Krithi category at Cleveland Thyagarqaja Aradhana, Cleveland, Ohio - April 2023.


Tanpura Competition, Spring Nectar Foundation; June 2021 Special mention - Kala Sourabha 2K21 Competitions, Veenadhari Institute, India; March 2021

First Place

COVID-19 Stay At Home Competition, Spring Nectar Foundation, CA; May 2020

First Place

JETUSA Competitions, NJ; December 2020.

First Place

Solo and group - Papanasam Sivan Competitions, NJ; 2019,2018 First Place and National Finalist - Saptami Foundation TX; 2019 (12-17 category), 2016 (9-11 category

First Place

New Jersey Natya Sangamam, NJ; 2018 (12-14 category)

Third Place

Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, OH; 2018 (12-14 category)

Third Place

Natya Spardha Competitions, NJ; 2018 (15-18 Category


Topped the Championship board for Indian Raga contests in both Violin and Dance; 2017 (Intermediate category)

Lavanya Karthikeyan has been honored as a 2024 YoungArts Award Winner with Distinction in Dance/World Dance.

This prestigious recognition applauds her for showcasing outstanding proficiency, a compelling and refined artistic perspective, and a level of thinking/performance that exceeds the norm for this stage in her career. Chosen from a pool of thousands, Lavanya will attend YoungArts Week in Jan 2024 in Miami, gaining valuable training from internationally renowned leaders and mentors in the dance field.

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