Rukmini Vijayakumar, is a Tamil film actress and a Bharatanatyam dancer. Rukmini Vijayakumar began her dance training at the age of eight. She studied Bharatanatyam under Guru Narmada, Guru Padmini Rao and Guru Sundari Santhanam and practiced the Karanas for several years under Guru Sundari Santhanam. Rukmini holds a BFA degree from the Boston Conservatory in Ballet and Modern Dance. She also studied jazz, tap, african, choreography, laban movement analysis, Stagecraft and Human Anatomy at the Boston Conservatory. She has studied acting at the New York FIlm Academy, Los angeles, At the Ivana Chubbuck Studios, Los Angeles and under Director, Prakash Belawadi, India. She is the Artistic Director of her dance company Raadha Kalpa, where she teaches, choreographs and creates new Bharatanatyam, Modern and experimental theater work. She currently pursues a Fitness Training Certification at UCLA, and a professional dancer's MFA program in Bharatanatyam at the Shastra University, Chennai under Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. She also is a certified Power pilates instructor. Her extensive knowledge in Human anatomy and dance pedagogy is incorporated in her teaching curriculum at her dance institute Raadha Kalpa.
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