Smt. Veena Bhat, a certified member of The International Dance Council is the director of Nrityadarpan.She has trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Krishna Panicker for six years and Dr. Deepak Mazumdhar for two years, before she found her calling in Kathak, and is training for the last 9 years under Guru Rumela Mukhopadhyay of Tarang and the Kaikini sisters of Nrityanidhi from Mumbai. She holds a Degree in Kathak from Prayag Sangeeth Samiti. Constantly empowering herself by attending workshops by Gurus like Smt.Shila Mehta,Dr.Purnima Pandey,Shri. Jayanth Kastoor,Shri Harshvardhan Singh,(student of Pt.Birju Maharaj and Pt.Rajendra Gangani.She has also experimented with other dance forms including contemporary and folk genres, and has also trained with Saroj Khan. She continues to teach, experiment and innovate at her dance institution NrityaDarpan in Bangalore. She has been honoured with many awards including ‘Talent of the year’ and has many performances to her credit. Current Performances to name a few, Isha fest and Madurai fest.