About NatyaHasta


NatyaHasta Center for Dance is a non-profit center for Dance Education & Performance. Our mission is to “teach the traditional, ancient dance styles of India and enable students to discover the dancer within.”

NatyaHasta focuses on helping the students to discover their inner passion for dance, while they learn the basics of the dance styles Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi.

Since its inception in 2003, Natya Hasta has staged critically acclaimed productions, elaborating on traditional, spiritual, modern and collaborative themes.

Natyahasta Center for Dance is located in Cinncinati, OH. Please contact us through our email address linked here if you would like to learn more about the beautiful arts of classical Indian dance and music!


At the recent ENCORE competition in Dayton, OH students were awarded HIGH GOLD, PLATINUM as well as BEST IN SHOW. One of our students is going on to national level competitions this summer!!! We are so proud of our students and cannot wait for our next big project!!!

In April,  Phane J. Sen (MFA) presented a wonderful Bharatanatyam workshop for students of a different classical dance- ballet! At the 2016 Spring Dance Festival and Conference, Columbus:



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March 30, 2012, Ms. Phane performed in a temple at T. Narasipura, Karnataka (Tirumakudalu Narasipura)

May 5, and Sunday, May 6, 2012 students from NatyaHasta Center for Dance performed at ENCORE TALENT PRODUCTIONS, Inc. Dance Competitions, at MASON HIGH SCHOOL, Cincinnati OH, in the SOLO category and won the following awards
1) Solo/Junior/Bharatanatyam – High Gold.
2) Solo/Senior/Kuchipudi – Platinum.
3) Solo/Senior/Bharatanatyam – High Gold.

World Choir Games Friendship Concert 2012
NatyaHasta students gave an excellent dance performance before an audience of 1,800 at Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC) Cincinnati, OH, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The dance school director and choreographer, Phane Jayanthi Sen and the performers received astounding applause and everyone raved about the whole presentation.

Phane Jayanthi Sen and her students were invited to perform before 800 older adults of Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Springfield, Ohio.

September 2012, students of Natya Hasta Center for Dance were awarded TWO 1st Prizes in Naach Sitare Dance competition in various categories.