Ranjana Warier was introduced to Indian Classical dances at the age of six. She got her training in Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyaattam from Kalamandalam Devaki and Kalamandalam Indira and had the opportunity to perform under the guidance of her gurus at several festivals over the years.
She has been an active performer/choreographer at several charity events in United States. Her efforts to educate children on culture and history using dance as a medium has received wide recognition. She is a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge winner for 2012 and 2014, multiple grant recipient from local Government organizations and a routine presenter at various libraries, universities and museums promoting Indian art forms and culture.
Few of her recent/upcoming projects include participation in: The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College’s “BIG READ” literacy kick-off event; choreography for the French Opera “The Pearl Fishers" by Florida Grand Opera; a stage performance to showcase young Indian dance choreographers and visualization of poetries rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture through Indian dances.
She has collaborated with several institutions including Town of Davie and Miami Children’s Museum to offer educational programs for children. Her productions such as, "Dances of India", "Symbolisms behind Festivals of India", "Pancha Nidhi – The Enigma of Five", "Once Upon a Time – An adaptation of western fairy tales through Indian dances", "Bharatanatyam to Bollywood", “Evolution of Indian dances“ and "Anvita – an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty in Indian Classical dances" were huge successes.
Ranjana has an Engineering degree and a Master’s degree in Computer Science. She was a nationally seeded chess player and has won several prestigious tournaments. She is currently working in the field of Cyber Security. She is the artistic director of “Rhythms School of Dance” in South Florida; which offers certified degree courses in Indian Classical dances.