SHIVAKALALAYAM - School of Fine Arts was established by Guru Shri.S.Shivakumar on 14th July 1996, with an ambition to impart training to poor, interested and talented children in fine arts, with a focus on Bharathanatyam. On 5th Nov 1998, this institution has been registered as School of Fine Arts, under The Tamilnadu Government Society Act in Chennai. Since the focus of teaching is towards the ancient performing art forms of India, this school has got into a new dimension and therefore even called as Shivakalalayam Academy of Indian Performing Arts (SAIPA).
Through this academy Shivakumar and his wife Sailaja train many budding artists in India and abroad, who are themselves earning acclaim. The academy emphasises adherence to the classicism of Bharathanatyam, ensuring training with a strong foundation firmly rooted in tradition. In order to motivate, train and promote many professionals in this sacred field, our curriculum offers other special courses like Nattuvangam, Mohini Attam, Choreographing, Yoga, Vocal music,Folk Dance, Kalaripayattu (Kerala Marshal Arts) and
other dance related activities.