Appointment Announcement- Sankari Elavalahan as Company Manager at Apsaras Dance Company

We are excited to share the announcement of the appointment of Sankari Elavalahan as the Company Manager of Apsaras Dance Company. Sankari Elavalahan embarked on her arts journey as a bharatanatyam student at the tender age of 5 with Apsaras Arts. Sankari has completed a formal Bharatanatyam training under the tutelage of Mrs Neila Sathyalingam and staged her graduation debut performance Arangetram “Aadal Kaaneero”, themed based on popular dance music compositions that were featured on Tamil films.

Sankari has served various government organisations such as Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), National Library Board (NLB). While she was working full time, she continued to be part of the arts scene as a dancer and Image Stylist for theatre drama productions. She is also a professional Make-up artiste graduated from Cosmoprof Beauty Academy in 2011. Sankari joined Apsaras Arts in 2017 as the company’s Admin Assistant. The following is the brief details of her achievements.

Performance Artiste:

Sankari has spent her growing years being part of Apsaras Arts performances and productions namely, Chidambara Ragasiyan, Sivagami and Aalam. She was also initiated at the age of 13 by Mrs Neila Satyalingam to join the People’s Association Indian Dance Company. Trained in semi-classical, folk (devarattam and kalaripayat) Neo- bharatam, Bollywood and Hip- Hop styles, Sankari has represented the troupe locally and internationally at several arts festivals, Chingay and National Day parades, community events and  conferences. Sankari was the appointed Vice- President (2005-2006) of Temasek Polytechnic Indian Dance Group which won Best Arts Group of 2006 during her tertiary education.

Arts Administrator:

Sankari has been responsible for the overall administration of the Apsaras Dance Company and Apsaras Arts Academy since 2017, managing administration and logistics functions. She has also headed the event management of the company’s events including the annual Indian Performing Arts Convention (IPAC), DARSHANA and NADOPASANA series. Sankari, has been responsible for the company’s international tour arrangements. She has also been assisting in the Company’s fund raising initiatives over the years.

Make-up Artiste:

Sankari has served as the dance company’s make-up artiste over the years for the performances in Singapore and on international tours, including for digital films and television programs. Her talent in bringing out the natural beauty of the dancers while adapting the make-up style to suit the theme and narrative of each dance production has been acclaimed by art connoisseurs.

Please join us in celebrating the appointments of Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Seema Hari Kumar and Sankari Elavalahan.

Their passion for creativity, dedication, and commitment for excellence are truly commendable. Here’s to many more achievements and inspiring moments in their journey with the Apsaras family!

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