Grants & Awards - Arpana Dance Company
(2005) Artists Support Program
Creative Opportunities for Traditional Artistes from the Fund for Folk
Culture for 'Ganga – Life as a River'
(2003) Traditional Folk Arts grant
for 'Varnam – preserving the traditional color' funded by the California
(2003) Traditional Arts Development
grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts.
(2001) Traditional Folk Arts grant
for 'Women in E'motion' funded by the California Arts Council.
(2001) Master-apprenticeship grant
for 'Margam' from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts received
by master Ramya Harishankar and apprentice Trisha Banerjee.
(1994-1997) two time awardee of the
Choreographer's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- (2012) 'Kala Seva Bharathi' - Bharat Kalachar, Chennai, India
(2011) Leadership award - Global Women’s Network, USA
(2007)'Sanskritik Sammaan' - SAHARA, California
- (2007) Letter of Recognition - California State Senate
- (2007) Letter of Recognition - City of Anaheim, CA
- (2007) 'Helene Modjeska Cultural Legacy Artist Award' from Arts OC, the county wide arts agency -
Report in www.narthaki.com
- (2002) 'Outstanding Artiste of
the year' award from Arts OC, the Orange County agency for the
(2002) designated Disney Artist
in the 'From the Center' roster of the Orange County Performing Arts Center
to tour schools in S. California.
(1996) 'Excellence Award'
for her contribution to the community from the United India Association
of Southern California.
(1978) First prize in bhajan
(singing) competition held by Music Academy, Chennai.
(1978) 'Singar Mani' awarded
by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
(1978) 'Outstanding young artiste'
by the Tamizh Isai Sangam, Chennai.