Nateshvarkala is a Bharata Natyam dance school led by Helena Magisson in Kenmore Hills since 2013.
Helena started learning Bharata Natyam in France, her home country, and has followed intensive training in India with prominent masters as Urmila Satyanarayanan and Jamuna Krishna.
She lived in Mumbai for 3 years and continued her practice with Neeta Kamath, who taught her the subtleties of Abhinaya and the complexity of the rhythms in Bharata Natyam dance. In 2008, Helena completed her Arangetram (a two hours solo performance) at Tejpal Auditorium in Mumbai and started to perform at various festivals in India.
When she settled down in Australia, she had the great pleasure to start teaching this fascinating art form to students from different Indian communities in Brisbane. She believes that every student has unique qualities that she tries to highlight and develop, to reveal the best of each of them.
Guru Smt. Neeta Kamath
Mrs. Neeta Nikhil Kamath, the founder of Nateshvarkala Academy and Research Center in Mumbai, attained her nritya visharad from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan under Guru Shri S.K. Rao. She has also obtained Master of Fine Art degree in Bharata Natyam from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai University under Guru Smt Kanak Rele. Since last fifteen years, she has been actively teaching Bharata Natyam in Gopi Birla Memorial School, Walkeshvar, Mumbai. She has choreographed many ballets and has also performed all over India and abroad for dance festivals, but her precious moments of dance were when she gave solo performances at the prestigious dance festivals of Chennai “Natyanjali” at Chidambaram, Tanjore and Kumbakonam.