Smt. Uma Nambudripad Sathya Narayanan, an acclaimed young dancer also known for her skills as a trained Carnatic vocalist is a holistic dancer. Uma’s knowledge in music enhances her understanding and performance of natya and compliments her skills in nattuvangam, a quality which is rare in today’s youngsters. Her passion and devotion to the art is evident in her recitals even as she is trying her best to take the art forward with all its fervor.
Smt. Uma Sathya Narayanan, started training in dance at the age of 6, in Nagpur under the tutelage of Smt. Sreemathy who is a disciple of Smt. Lalitha Srinivasan, Bangalore. Her formative years were spent imbibing the nuances of Bharatanatyam and related arts at the feet of famous gurus. She has been a disciple of Smt. Chitra Visweswaran in Bharatanatyam, Sri. Jayarama Rao and Smt. Vanashree Rao of Delhi in Kuchipudi and Smt. Rajeswari Neelakanthan, Nagpur in Carnatic music.
She has also been a disciple of late Kalaimamani Pandit Sri. R Visweswaran in Carnatic vocal music at the Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts. From him, she received advanced training in Carnatic Music, Voice Culture & Dance Music. In addition to dance, she is also trained in other cognate art forms such as nattuvangam, dance music, theory and stagecraft at the Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts.
A noted soloist, she has performed in almost all the leading sabhas of Chennai. Her performance in January 2012 at The Madras Music Academy was a personal milestone.