Priya Murle , a senior disciple of Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy, is the Artistic Director of Shri Silambam Academy Of Fine Arts (An Allainace of Shree Bharatalaya).
Intense training and commitment to the art form have marked Priya's career in Bharatanatyam.
Hailing from a family with a deep interest in the arts, Priya has a multi-dimensional approach to Dance. A Performer, a Choreographer and a Teacher, she has also a keen interest in Music, Nattuvangam and Sanskrit. She has done research in the field of Aesthetics and has worked on the Rasa Theory as part of her M.Phil dissertation. She has also contributed articles on dance to many art magazines like the India Magazine and portals like Kutcheribuzz.com, Chennaionline.com and Narthaki.com. She also Worked for the Research and Documentation Centre of Sruti Foundation that brings out Sruti, a Premier magazine of music and dance.
She has numerous performances in and outside India, to her credit. She has performed in all the major sabhas of Chennai and other places in India. She was a part of the ICCR sponsored tour, along with her Guru Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy, to Spain and Moscow.