Jaan Freeman receives

“Dance Dialects of India ” from arts patron Leonard Lambert .Book first written in 1972 by the late Ragini Devi, mother of the late Indrani Rahman.  

 Dakshina Palli, Inc./ Dakshina Palli Dance Company

 Dakshina Palli, Inc  is a tax-exempt, not for profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and is funded exclusively by donations and revenues from company,  school productions and fund-raising efforts.

If you wish to become a contributing memeber and make contributions towards the mission of Dakshina Palli, INC., please send your offering to the address below payable to: Dakshina Palli, Inc.

*Those who become a member of Dakshina Palli, will receive discounts to all of Dakshina’s programs and events.Contributions are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.   

Artisitic Director Jaan Freeman & Senior Student Penelope Kallo during her Arangetram on May 12th, 2012 at Dharma Yoga, NYC.


 –Info regarding classes, workshops, be put on our mailing list & ticket reservations email.

– For Director,  Concerts by Dakshina Palli Dance Co.,  Master Classes, BNFNA, Choreogrpahic projects 


  My gurus in performance in Montreal

left to right:

Smt. Nandini Ramani & Smt. Priyamvada Sankar (disciples of

picture above left to right:
singer-late M.S. Ramadas,Smt Priyamvada Sankar,Smt. Nandini Ramani, Nattuvanar-Sri K.Ramaiah,mridangist- Late-Sri.Ekambaram-, Veenist-Smt.Ramani

Penelope Kalloo in Mangalam during her Arangetram. Taking blessings from Mr. Freeman.

 Dakshina Palli Family:

 Founding/Artistic Director: Jaan R. Freeman

Associate Director:  Dr. Shanti Pillai

School and Admin Director: Alpi Sinha

Executive Director: Mary Dastagir

Admin Consultant:Sachiko Willis

Stage Manager: Marcia Kresge

Graphic Designer: Forest Litho Printing/Ron Greenfield

Videographer/Archive: Prasad Chalasani

Local Board Of Directors:

Jaan R. Freeman, Dr. Shanti Pillai & Vish Balram

International Board: Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar

NANDINI RAMANI (Senior Advisor & Guru) Chennai, India

Priyamvada Sankar ( Senior Advisor & Guru) Montreal, Canada