Narmatha Ravichandhira OAM
For Narmatha Ravichandhira OAM, it is the achievements and success stories of cross-cultural communities and alumni who have benefited from her teaching and mentoring that motivate her.
“It gives me immense pride and happiness to undertake more compositional and choreographic work. On each occasion, it is indeed a very proud and humbling experience not only for me but also to see audiences appreciate my work.”
She says that she takes it as a challenge to coach, develop and raise the profiles globally of second and third generation Australians who are predominantly new to music and dance.
Mrs Ravichandhira is particularly proud of developing and promoting new music and dance repertoire in Australia and NZ─both in performing arts and in research, through her expertise in carnatic vocal, carnatic violin and bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance).
She is excited and extremely delighted to be recognised by an Order of Australia honour.
“It is a great honour and privilege. I would especially like to thank my parents, my family members, my esteemed gurus (teachers) and associates who have helped and guided me. And to those who thought my contribution is worthy – thank you too!”