What the Art Field says……

“After a successful period of training under Smt. K.J.Sarasa, you started your own school which is flourishing day by day. Though it is very difficult for a performing artiste to be a Nattuvanar, I could see you on the stage doing Nattuvangam for your students

So as a dancer and as an organiser you have shown your capability, responsibility and individuality.”
Justice K.S. Bakthavatsalam

“It is heartening to see that Urmila Sathyanarayanan has proved her credentials as an excellent teacher apart from having established herself as one of India’s leading Bharatanatyam dancers. Her Natya Sankalpaa stands witness to this. In a reasonably short span of ten years for an Institution, her school has already presented many young aspirants who are sure to blossom as artists. She has a dedicated bunch of young teachers to give the students a strong grooming.”

Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar
Smt. Jaya Chandrasekhar
Senior Bharatanatyam Exponents

“Prominent dancers have trained many youngsters in this profession. Of note, is Mrs. Urmila Sathyanarayanan whom I know for several years, has gained great reputation as a professional. Of greater significance is that she has been running the ‘Natya Sankalpaa’ the Academy of Indian Classical Dance and Music which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Sri P. Obul Reddy
art patron and industrialist

“She herself is a remarkable dancer, highly creative and innovative in her presentation of solo, as well as dance ballets. Her cultured and gracious mother is a great pillar of support to her!

May this organisation grow from strength to strength. May Urmila Sathyanarayanan serve our country’s Art and Culture for many more years to come. May her tribe increase!”


“Smt Urmila Sathyanarayanan is one of the top Bharatanatayam artistes of recent years. She is very talented and dedicated to the subject of dance. To prove that, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha conferred the title ‘Nrithyachoodamani’ on her.

On the happy occasion of her completing a decade training students, we should place on record her valuable contribution to the art and wish her all luck and success in the future. We would like to take the liberty of giving a little advice to all her students to imbibe her dedication and perfectionism and become talented artistes of the next generation by virtue of their hard work.”

Smt. Savithri Jagannatha Rao
Senior Bharatanatyam Guru

“Urmila has been pursuing teaching with the same passion as performing which is the mark of a complete artiste. Her students imbibe their guru’s discipline and present their performances with a standard that one sees in professional performances.”

Ms Shobana
Senior Bharatanatyam Exponent & Guru

It in indeed commendable that Urmila has engaged herself in the task of disseminating this treasured art, that I value and respect, inspite of being one of the best exponents of the art herself. It only goes to show her perseverance and passion for the art of Bharatanatyam.

I pray to the Almighty that Smt. Urmila Sathyanarayanan and all those who have helped her achieve this, be given the strength and solidarity to spread this salvaged fine art in the society for many many more years to come.”

(Founder- Trustee, Shree Bharatalaya, Chennai.)
Senior Bharatanatyam Exponent & Guru

On the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Natya Sankalpaa I congratulate Urmila who by sheer hard work, commitment and relentless passion has made a success of her dancing career both as a performer and a teacher.

Smt. Meenakshi Chithranjan
Senior Bharatanatyam Exponent

“Ten years is a wonderful milestone! Urmila Sathyanarayanan must be congratulated! But more….her students have made the ten years possible and therefore deserve to be commended.”

Ms Lakshmi Viswanathan
Senior Bharatanatyam Exponents