Shri Madurai R. Muralidharan
  - Nattuvanar, Choreographer, Dancer, Composer


Madurai.R. Muralidharan a Dancer, Singer, Choreographer, Nattuvanar, Composer and a well known guru is a Senior disciple of Guru. Kalaimamani.Chamundeeswari) and her mother Smt.Samanthakamani Palaniandy. He started learning this art from the age of 7 along with his sister Smt.R. Manimekalai. "Nrithyakshethra"- The inauguration of the school was celebrated in the year 1978 with just 25 students, and now thus far the institute has trained more than 500. He has trained many students and have completed more than 100 arangetrams so far. The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee in January 2003. Madurai R. Muralidharan has choreographed and performed several dance ballets like Silappathikaram, Kanda Puranam, Nandanar Charitham, Ramayanam, Thirukkural, Anarkali, Shri Krishna Leela, Buddha, Navarasa Shiva Shakthi, Shakthi Yugha Prabhavam, Nammalwar, Thirumangai Alwar, Thulukka Nachiyar Sarvam Bramma Mayam, Shri Bhaktha Prahladha Vijayam along with his sister and wife. They have given several dance programs all over India and abroad which includes United States of America, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Canada and South Africa. Muralidharan has released several CDs, and audio cassettes under the name Nrithyopasana (Kalavardhini cassettes) and Salangai Nadham of which many are his own compositions. Muralidharan and his wife have also released a CD-ROM on "Bharathanatyam - Essence and essentials" in association with Swathi Soft Solutions.