Since 2006 - dance teacher and the manager of Indian Dance Studio "Bharata". She is responsible for organizing all the concerts and performances, lectures and master classes. Larisas teachers is Pille Roosi. She had the possibility to attend classes by Dmitry Zmeev (Russia), Usha Raghavan, Anusha Subramanyam, Leela Samson, Priyadarsini Govind, Shijit Nambiar, Parvati Menon (India), Malini Shrinivasan (ASV), Janaki Rangarajan (India, ASV), Vija Vētra (ASV), Padmaja Suresh (India).
Now Larisa is working on the establishment of the Association Indian Cultural Centre "Bharata".
Association is expected to be a creative organization and its objectives are set:
● to enrich the cultural environment in Latvia organizing different events;
● introduce the people of Latvia with the diversity of Indian culture, thus enhancing the interest and understanding about Indian culture in Latvian society;
● to promote relations between Latvia and India.ANNA MELNGALVE
"My profession is physiotherapist, but also I have chosen Indian dance as another way of life. Indian dance improves not only the movement, but also internal qualities in human being. I am grateful for the oportunity to dance and to learn bases of the Kathak dance style from my first Indian dance teacher Svetlana Rizakova. She introduced me with the beautiful world of Indian Classical dance. In the latest period of life I have turned to Bharatnatyam dance style, and Pille Roosi has become the main teacher of mine. In her classes for years already she gives me not only information, but also strength and inspiration to dance and to live. Also I am grateful for the oportunity to participate in the master classes led by such wonerful teachers as Usha Raghavan, Milana Severska, Dmitriy Zmeev and Guruji Rajendra Gangani."ALEX FURDAK
Alex has learned bharatanatyam dance from a number of renowned teachers in Estonia, Russia, India, France and
Nidherlands. Alex Bharatanatyam teachers: Pille Roosi, Dmitriy Zmeev, Ragunath Manet, Priyadarsini Govind, Shijit Nambiar, Indira Kadambi etc. Some years Alex has worked in Amsterdam as
an active member of the Samadhi Dance Company as a performer. PILLE ROOSI - our studio main teacher
Pille Roosi (Estonia) has been practicing Indian dance since 1984 in Tallinn, in the Indian dance group "Amrita", under the guidance of Irina Jankevich. In addition to the contacts with dancers and masters in Russia, Austria, Germany and Belgium, Pille Roosi has attended classes Bharatanatyam at the Chitra Visweshwarani’s dance school in India, in London’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavani summerschool, and has participated in courses held by Chitra Visweshwaran (1996), Meena Ramanathan (1999), Sarasvati Sundaresan (2004) and Surya Narayan Rao (2012), as well as taken private lessons with Shri Prakash Yaddagudde (2001); she has participated in courses of visiting teachers Syed Sallaudin Pasha (2003, 2004) and Malini Sriniwasan (2005, 2011, 2013) in Estonia.Dmitry Zmeev
In 1998 Dmitry graduated with honors from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya University with Bachelor of Arts Degree. Dmitriy`s dance teachers are: guru Nana Hasan, Jaylakshmy Eshwar and smt. Leela Samson. In 1999 Dmitry founded the school of classical Indian dance - "Natya Rekha" in Moscow (Russia). Other Indian dance teachers’ visits in Riga (Latvia)
Milana Severskaya (Russia) 2009, Usha Raghavan (UK, India) 2009, Elena Jacinta (Latvia, UK) 2011, Anusha Subramanyam (UK, India) 2011, Elena Tarasova (Russia) 2012, Janaki Rangarajan (ASV, India) 2012, 2014, Padmaja Suresh (India) 2014 .