About From Within

A Few Words About Us

Smt. M. Subhashini Vijay Santhanam is the founder and artistic director of From Within Nucleus (FWN). FWN is a not for profit organization that organizes professional dance shows using Bharatanatyam dance technique. The team of From Within Nucleus is a group of well-trained Bharatantayam dancers who believe that Bharatanatyam is a way of life, joy and celebration that should be shared with others.

From Within Academy (FWA) is From Within’s own dance school, sharing Bharatanatyam instruction and spreading the true traditions of Indian art and culture throughout diverse communities.

It is our vision to bring deserving FWA students and other well trained Bharatanatyam dancers under the banner of FWN. FWN aims to create a large repository of shows and present them year after year to our audience. We strive for the acceptance and popularity of the Bharatanatyam in our community. We also present other guest artistes under the FWN’s banner.

Some of our productions include – Bhavayami Raghuram, Love is in the Air and To Mom with Love. Some of the From Within Academy,  school productions featured under the FWN banner, include Krishna Leela, Shiva Tandavam, Ashtalaxmi, Navarasa Narthana Ganapathy and Through Our Eyes.

1. Collaborate

We collaborate with several cultural organizations in the area such as the Ethnic Heritage Council, South Asian Arts Museum, Bellevue Youth Theatre, Vedic Cultural Center, ACT Theatre, 4culture, VEDA temple, SVETA temple, JHTCC temple, Seattle Tamil Sangam, Washington Telugu Association, Malayalee Sangam, IAWW, Kannada Sangha etc. who help us serve the community thru’ promoting our cultural Heritage.

2. Invite

We regularly host several learned visiting artists who work directly with our staff and students on specific projects. We have also produced workshops with esteemed master artistes like Shri. K. Mohanan, Smt. Jyolsana Menon from Kalakshetra, India.

3. Preserve

We hope to preserve and help others to preserve traditional choreography and pass along the tradition with strict adherence to the standards of aesthetics that we have imparted from our respected Gurus.