Padmavani and Jaikishore Mosalikanti were the souls behind setting up a trust ‘Shivamohanam’ with a vision far beyond just imparting dance training
Jaikishore had the fortune of getting trained under the legendary guru late sri. Vempati Chinna Satyam for around 2 decades. Padmavani had her initial training under Sri. MSR Murty, yet another disciple of Sri.Vempati, in Mumbai and joined Sri.Jaikishore after their wedding in 2002.
They are both performers,teachers,choreographers and nattuvanars of their individual might. They have toured all over India and countries like Russia and USA giving duet performances which were critically acclaimed. While Jaikishore involves in spreading the true fragrance of Kuchipudi across the globe for long intervals, Padmavani is committed to work home, instilling the tough and strong training to the students in Chennai and India. Though they have together been training students since 2002, the formal and legal putting up of the ‘Shivamohanam’ trust happened in march 2014.
Dance is not a mere physical activity but a discipline which touches every angle of life.
The vision to bring out a complete artiste of the individual, who would pledge his talents to the society, is applied in training each student. ‘Shivamohanam’ is an institution which insists on teaching the Indian culture, values, ethos, morality and discipline. These are the basic building blocks for learning an Indian art. Ever since its inception,,the school has been growing slow but steady with some of its students graduating. Every year there have been visiting students from every part of the world, interested in learning kuchipudi.