Malini VijayakumarHead of Department, Dance Division


    She was born in an artist family. She commenced her bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam training under the Guru Vasantha Gopalakrishnan. Then she continued her studies under the Classical dancer Guru Kalamandalam Sathyabhama(Junior) and there she got training in Kuchippudi also. Along with her academic studies she joined the well-known theater group SOPANAM Theater for indian performing arts and research, which was founded and directed by famous playwright and poet Late Padmabhushan Kavalam Narayana Panicker. There she was fortunate enough to be under the training of Kavalam playing major roles in most of his theatrical and also Mohiniyattam works. She performed many prestigious stages in India and abroad. She participated many children’s drama workshops with Kavalam and directed children’s plays written by him.

    Malini VijayakumarIn the field of classical dance she has choreographed various items written by Kavalam and other composers. Choreographed a dance drama SAVITHRI, , Tips of Joy etc.. for children of Balavikas organization presented it on the Divine presence of Sree Sathya Sai Baba. She worked as a casual announcer and producer in All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram and a graded drama artist there. She worked as news reader in Asianet Cable vision, she is an anchor also. Since 2001 she is working as a department head in CHILANKA Dance and Music Academy, Aranmula. She worked as Dance instructor in Bhavan’s Vidyamandir at Pathanamthitta and Mathoma Senior Higher Secondary School, Kozhencherry. She has more than thousands of disciples including foreigners.

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