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Lucrezia is a Bharata Natyam (Indian classical dance) and drama artist, teacher and scholar based in Italy. In 1993 she started studying theatre and working on the stage as actress. She begin learning Bharata Natyam in Italy under late Smt. Krishnaveni Lakshmanan students, Monica Gallarate and Maresa Moglia. Since 2006 she is undergoing intense training under the sage guidance of Padmasree Adyar K.Lakshman and Smt Deepa Baba Prasad at Bharatha Choodamani Academy of fine arts in Chennai where she took her dance Diploma after her Debut Perfomance at Kapalishwara Temple in 2009. She is also learning Carnatic vocal and nattuvangam under Bhagavatulu Seetarama Sharma and abhinaya from Smt Indira Kadambi. Her passion for Indian culture motivated her to complete the MA in Indology from the University of Milan.
On graduating, Lucrezia was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the University of Milan for pursuing one year of advanced studies in Bharata Natyam in India. She performed a Bharatanāṭya solo during the music and dance Season Festivals in 2010, 2013 and 2014 in Chennai at RK Swamy auditorium in Mylapore invited by her Mohini Attam teacher, Kalaimamani Gopika Varma, and present a short program for Saila Sudha festival in 2011 at Bharata Vidya Bhavan of Chennai. Lucrezia is also founder of an association for promoting Indian classical performing arts in Italy (Sagome Teatro). Since 2002 she is teaching drama in private schools for theatre studies and in secondary high schools, Bharatanāṭya in many cultural centre in Italy as well as in India and giving lecture demonstration at different Universities and Institutes. She is also perfomer and choreographer for the groups “Denis Stern Project”, “DuniaTrio” (an ensemble of world music) and “Milon” (dance and music from Rabindranath Tagore’s opera). Member of ABHAI (Association of Bharata Natyam Artist of India) and of CID-Unesco 2010-2016 (International Dance Council). In 2010 Lucrezia received a prestigeous fellowship from the UK based organization “Milapfest”, for travelling and deepen her Bharatanāṭya studies.
At present she is studying with the artist Mavin Khoo, and the guidance of Prof. C.V Chandrashekar and continuing her deep truing in abhinaya (Smt Indira Kadambi) and carnatic music with TV Ramprasadh at Ambalam Institute of Chennai. She is performing in India and abroad and she is founder and director of Sangam Academy, a school based in Milan which prepares students for advanced and complete studies in Bharatanāṭya.