Brannavy Jeyasundaram


Brannavy Jeyasundaram is a Bharatanatyam dancer based in Richmond Hill. She has learned under the tutelage of her guru, Shanta Ponnudurai, for over fifteen years and completed her arangetram alongside her sisters in 2012. She regularly performs in dance programs and festivals across the Greater Toronto Area, and harbours a deep love for the art form.

Brannavy Jeyasundaram's Work


Sweet As Sugarplum

A review of Goh Ballet’s film, The Nutcracker, Beyond the Stage: Fallen Prince By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Brannavy Jeyasundaram reviews Goh Ballet’s film version of a holiday classic


Hunger and Humility By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté’s partnership avoids the fetishistic guise of “fusion dance”

(Literally) Dancing to Her Own Tune

By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

This year, Pratibha Arts, under the artistic direction of Bageshree Vaze, was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for A Hidden Princess: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance by an Individual and Outstanding Original Sound Composition.


On Collapsing Pain Into Prayer

Sampradaya Dance Creations’ MANDALA By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Sampradaya Dance Creations marked its thirtieth anniversary with MANDALA, a vivid and graceful celebration of impermanence and the artistic process.


Tanveer Alam is Hatching By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Tanveer Alam

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Flash Into the Rabbit Hole

By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

In Chistopher Wheeldon’s version of Carroll’s classic tale, Alice is mature and compelled by love, offering intention to her journey.


A Process of Fulfillment

Benchmarq presents Darshan By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

The margam in bharatanatyam is a traditional repertoire consisting of core sections (or items, as they’re called in the form), strategically arranged to evoke a spiritual journey.

The Deliberate Footing of Neena Jayarajan

By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Neena Jayarajan outlines her next steps as an independent artist, after her departure from the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company.



Nova Bhattacharya’s Decoding Bharatanatyam By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

The spirit of Decoding Bharatanatyam imitates the moments preceding the show – fluttering with discovery, while anchored in movement tradition.