Nirmala Madhava, the chief choreographer at PAMPA Dance Academy, is proficient in both Bharatha Natyam and Kathak dance forms. She has a B.A. in dance from Bangalore University, India. Nirmala’s foundation in dance started at the age of eight from her guru (late) Smt. Lalitha Dorai and continued with (late) Smt. Narmada and Guru Udupi Lakshminarayan. She got theatrical experience and encouragement from Vidwan Shri Gopinatha Das, a doyen in the field of music and dance. In parallel, Nirmala also learned and mastered the Lucknow Gharana style of Kathak dance from Dr. Maya Rao of Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography in Bangalore, India. All her training, knowledge, flair and her own exploration into the traditional dance forms of Bharatha Natyam and Kathak, make Nirmala a very innovative choreographer. She has trained innumerable dancers all over the world and has been recognized as a master solo-performer.