Nitya Dholakia is a second-year student at UC Irvine studying Business Economics and Accounting. She began learning the art of Bharata Natyam at the age of five and has been learning under the guidance of Ramya Harishankar for the last 9 years. Nitya had her Arangetram in 2012 and now performs and tours with the Arpana Dance Company.

Hailing from a family of musicians and dancers, Visalini (Vini) Sundaram started her Bharata Natyam lessons at the age of 5 under the tutelage of Ramya Harishankar and Carnatic music with Padma Kutty. She has also studied with Palai Ramachandran (a prime disciple of Sri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer) and her late maternal grandfather, Palakkad Seshamani Iyer (a disciple of G.N. Balasubramaniam). Vini was placed first at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Competition in 2007, and has been teaching Carnatic music in Orange County for the last 6 years. She has participated in numerous performances, both as a dancer and vocalist. In 2014, she had her Bharata Natya Arangetram and currently performs actively with the Arpana Dance Company.