Dakshina has lived with dance, intensely enjoying every moment of it since childhood. A brilliant student of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram, she has represented her school for several dance festivals, not only in Delhi but also to Kyrgysthan and Russia.
Right from the age of four she has traveled the country participating in her grandmother, Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan's dance productions. As an eight year old she danced with her mother, Rama Vaidyanathan at the Snow Festival in Japan.
Dakshina is also a debator and an avid speaker. In 2000 she represented her school during the Millenium Children's Festival in New Zealand. There at the World's Children's Parliament, she spoke about children's rights in India. Dakshina loves music and swimming. She has participated in and won competitions in both for her school. She writes poetry in her free time.
Though she is doing her Engineering, dance however has remained her serious passion.
Dakshina is one of the most promising Bharata Natyam dancers today and an innovative choreographer. Her productions include: 1. MAYURANG- a peacock dance choreography in a neo-classical. 2. FROM ZERO TO INFINITY- it is a choreography describing the evolution of the advancement of technology in India, and how this is related to the social, cultural and spiritual aspects of people's lives. 3. NAKSHARA- its a choreography on astrology. It describes the 12 zodiac signs and explains thier broad categories and characteristics. It debates on weather astrology is science or faith, and weather it is controllable or it is fate. 4. CLEOPATRA- an episode from the life of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, done in neo-classical style. It describes her marriage to Mark Antony, her defeat in the Battle of Actium and thereafter, her death.
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