Mathuja began learning Bharatha Natyam since she was five and has worked hard at perfecting the art form over the past thirteen years. Her Arangetram on the 21st July 2012 in Brisbane was a memorable event for classical dance lovers, and was carried out under the guidance of Mathuja’s Guru, Smt. Manga Surendran, founder of the Eswaralaya Kalaikoodam.
From an early age Mathuja was interested in music and various art forms, but Bharatha Natyam certainly occupied a very special place in her heart. Mathuja is a keen student of piano and Carnatic violin, which complement her dancing skills. She has participated in solo and group performances in Bharatha Natyam, Carnatic violin and dramas at several cultural events , fund raisers and religious functions in New Zealand, Townsville, Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Along side her journey in various art forms, Mathuja also allocates time to become a brilliant student with exemplary leadership qualities and has many records stacked up behind her. She is now in her fifth year of university, studying medicine at the University of Queensland, having completed her International Baccalaureate from the Queensland Academy of Health Sciences in 2010.
Mathuja is also passionate about scientific research – she had the privilege to represent Australia in the international symposium/competition held in Stockholm in recognition of her research in water contamination by golf course fertilizers for which she was awarded the national winner title in Australia.
She has a passion for community services as well, and has dedicated time in her holidays to a research program that deals with health promotion for the intellectually disabled.
Mathuja is committed to explore the depths and breadths of the divine art form Bharatha Natyam while pursuing her medical program of studies. We wish her success in her endeavors.