Traditional Indian Dancers —

Rhythm Divine

Clayton High School, John Burroughs High School, Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Saisha Bhutani, Anokhi Desai, Sahasra Mandalapu

All three receive training at the school of Dances of India, one of the oldest Indian classical dance companies in the US.

Since the age of five, Saisha has trained in Bharatanatyam (style of classical Indian dance) and in 2022 completed her Arangetram (dance graduation). In 2018 she performed in a short musical film Ganga River Eternal which has been screened nationally and internationally. After high school Saisha plans to attend college majoring in business and organizational psychology with a minor in dance.

Anokhi has been performing since 2016 after seeing one of her friends performing in Bharatanatyam and is currently in training for her Arangetram. She also watches a lot of Indian dance on YouTube. Anokhi plans to attend college and study nutrition and/or become a physician.

Sahasra has been dancing for ten years since her parents signed her up for classes and she has been in love with dance ever since! She draws inspiration and influence from watching her friends dance. Sahasra will start training for her Arangetram in two years. After high school Sahasra plans to pursue a career in medicine/become a physician.

The Finalists

Meet the 2024 Teen Talent Finalists and learn more about the exciting awards and opportunities this year’s talented student performers are competing for in addition to performing on stage at the Fabulous Fox!


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2025 registration

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Registration for the 2025 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition opens August 1!