A consummate dancer, Veshnu is one of a very few Indian Classical dancers from Singapore to have achieved a high professional status in the art form. He has developed his kinetic skills both in the traditional genres of Bharathanatyam and Odissi, as well as in the innovative sphere of new dance vocabulary, to emerge not only as a dynamic and intelligent artist, but also as choreographer.
His Bharata-Natyam and Odissi has a unique and vibrant style, which has evolved out of his perseverance in the search for artistic excellence. Having had his initial and foundation studies in Singapore, Veshnu furthered his training in India.
Veshnu's association with the Bharatam Dance Company of Melbourne also allowed for further creative expansion. With these frame of references, he has combined his own spirituality and wide knowledge to evolve a refreshingly individualistic expression of dance. His strength lie in his ability to cut across the parameters of craftsmanship, and to dance as an artist; consciously interpreting the subject matter of his dance, and communicating emotions and expressing from the depths of his being.
Technical clarity, strong conceptual frameworks, depth of knowledge, musical sensitivities, and sincere sense of bhakti (devotion) are the hallmarks of his dynamic artistry. Parallel to his development in Indian classical dance is his involvement in innovative contemporary dance. For several years now he has developed in the field of contemporary dance, He has choreographed and produced several new works for various dance ensembles and companies, that have challenged the boundaries of modern dance. These have exhibited his evolution of a new dance language and is poised to make further permutations in the future.
Veshnu has won recognition for his artistry and professionalism with the Singapore Young Artist Award and with several project grants from the National Arts Council and Arts Fund. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Dance degree and continues his doctoral research with the department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland. He also produces and directs his own shows and travels internationally on a freelance basis contributing his knowledge as a teacher, choreographer and dancer.