A trained dancer and a qualified teacher, with a Diploma in Bharatha Natyam and 30 years of teaching experience, Meena Beadle is the founder of The Indian Dance School, which originated as a community dance school.
Principal and Head Teacher
She is the granddaughter of late Mr. Param Thillairajah, known in the Carnatic scene. Janani has had the privilege to train Bharatha Natyam under Smt. Dhamayanthy Balaraju since the age of 5 years and also learn the western art forms including Jazz, Tap and Ballet from La Danielle Dance Studio since 1990.
Janani transformed into a specialised dancer through the exposure of these different dance genres. With over 25 years of dance experience and 15 years of teaching experience, Janani has adjudicated for auditions for United India Association (Sydney), she was also invited to judge in the TV series Bollywood Star and the popular dance competition TV Series conducted in Australia - Dance India Dance. To name a few, her dance school have featured in American Express TV Commercial and has conducted Bollywood workshop/performances at the Australian Dance Festival.
Recently Janani choreographed a Bollywood dance video clip for an Australian Movie “UNINDIAN”, directed by Anupam Sharma. In 2014 she worked with Playschool from ABC TV by choreographing a “Bollywood Dance Class” routine for kids. Herself and her students were filmed and featured in the Playschool Window segment. Janani has also worked with Christine Dunston Productions as a choreographer for Bollywood Babies Proms which was performed at the Sydney Opera House.
Janani has also graduated in Bachelor of Business Accounting and is also a qualified Dance Teacher.
Our Costume Designer