Taniya began her dance training in Toronto, Canada with Lata Pada. She moved to Chennai, India in her early teens and completed her arangetram in the vazhuvoor style under the guidance of Radhika Kalyani Rajasenan. She furthered her technique and learnt the finer nuances of the art form from A. Lakshmanaswamy and strengthened her abhinaya with training from Anuradha Jagannathan in Toronto. Taniya is also a Carnatic vocalist. She began at a young age in Toronto from Vijayalakshmi Seenivasagam. In Chennai, she took more intensive training from the acclaimed ‘Veena Vidushi’, Smt. Padmavathy Ananthagopalan. Taniya has performed solo, duet and in group productions in India, Canada and the US both as a dancer and supporting vocalist. She also teaches Carnatic music.
With a classical, creative, and sincere approach to his craft, Puneet Panda is a vibrant performer with an effervescent joy for the inner realm of Bharata Natyam. He has performed extensively in India and the US. Critics have applauded his rare combination of energy and elegance while staying true to the tradition-bound purity of his Gurus, the Dhananjayans. An ophthalmologist by profession, Puneet is also a deft nattuvanar and has accompanied many artists. Taniya and Puneet are primarily soloists who started dancing duet in 2014. They enjoy the challenge of blending different aspects of the two styles that they are individually trained in; such as the grace that vazhuvoor offers with the preciseness of the kalakshetra style. They also perform together as accompanists in orchestra for kuchipudi and bharatanatyam performances.