The co - founder and correspondent Smt. Akila Sathyanarayanan comes from a family of artists, with her mother Smt. Vijayamalini and sister Smt. Parameshwari being meritorious Bharathanatyam performers & Gurus based in Mylapore, Chennai and her brother Sri. Venkatesan being a Miruthangam expert. She established her Bharathanatyam school, Natya Vidyalaya at LIC Colony in Tiruchirapalli and has taught the Thanjavur style of Bharathanatyam for 24 years till early 2013. The school has trained hundreds of students and conducted over 250 arangetrams and various stage performances so far. It is now shifted to Chennai and from July 2013 classes are now held at three areas in Chennai - Mylapore, Triplicane and K. K. Nagar.