Sanika Vivek - President
Sanika Vivek is a Junior at Mission San Jose High, Fremont CA. She has been training in Bharathanatyam since the age of four under the guidance of her mother and Guru, Sneha Vivek. At the age of nine she performed in two professional classical dance shows with senior artists from India at the Alameda County Library and at the Smithwick Theater, Los Altos. At age 11, Sanika was awarded Fremont school district's "Award of Excellence" in dance choreography for her dance "Joy of Nature". The following year, Sanika was instrumental in the success of PAF's first fundraiser. Sanika and her brother Sathvik delivered an inspiring Bharathnatyam recital that helped raise over twenty thousand dollars for cancer research. Since then, Sanika has performed and won several Solo Bharathanatyam competitions and several group dance competitions. Sanika is the lead dancer at Natya Ninada. For the last three years, Sanika enjoys teaching Bharathanatyam as an assistant teacher at Natya Ninada. Sanika has been training in Carnatic vocal from the age of four. She also has been playing playing the piano and violin since the age of seven. Sanika aspires to become an architect and enjoys her free time taking care of her pets.
Rusheel Baratam - Vice President
Currently, Rusheel is a sophmore in Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. This is his third year in PAF. He enjoys basketball and plays in the JV and varsity teams. At school he is involved in the robotics club, the Computer Science club, and the Sports Analytics Club. Rusheel has been volunteering in Community Seva to cook and serve food at homeless shelters. He hopes to major in the Computer Science field.
Siri Dhayabaran - Secretary
Siri Dhayabaran is a sophmore at Mission San Jose High School. This is her second year at PAF. Siri loves reaching out to her community and helping those in need. She wishes to pursue a career in marketing when she grows up. She like to swim and dance. Siri has been swimming for 7 years now and has experience in two forms of Bharatanatyam. Siri enjoys doing community service and tutors elementary school children on a weekly basis.
Akshara Karra - Treasurer
Akshara Karra is an 8th grader at Thornton Jr. High, Femont CA. This is her second year volunteering at PAF. Akshara has been training in Bharathanatyam since the ag
e of five under Guru Sneha Vivek. She is excited to give back to the community and is involved in several service clubs at school. She loves math, swimming, dancing, handing out with friends and family.