About Us

Manoj Manikkoth Bsc, MFA, MPhil

The Performer, Choreographer anda a Teacher

Narthitha dance academy based in Dubai was founded in the year 2013 with the vision of sharing the beauty and depth of classical dance form, “Bharathanatyam”, the oldest and most widely performed traditional dance of India. At Present Narthitha impartshigh quality training in Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, and Keralanatanam under the guidance of its artistic director, chorographer and teacher Shri Manoj Manikkoth. Manoj Manikoth is a highly devoted Bharathanatyam teacher, who received initial training in Kalakshetra style and has continued advanced training in Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam under legendary Gurus for over 18 years. Narthitha carries on the classic works by great masters of Kalakshetra tradition and creates new interpretation within the frame work of the tradition. The training philosophy at Narthitha is based on the fundamental value of learning and practicing the art with joy, strict discipline, striving for excellence and constructive introspection for both personal and artistic growth. The trained students are selected to host and perform infront of specially invited audience from dance fraternity twice a year. Over the years, Narthitha has produced many talented young dancers who have won accolades in dance Competitions organized by eminent institutions and cultural organizations. Our vision is to help youngsters with an artistic caliber to develop intofirst class performers through right training. “We promise to mould your child into being a complete dancer – a Narthitha”