Naytika started her Bharata Natyam training in Nairobi, Kenya. After her arangetram in 1996, she went to Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya in Mumbai for further training where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Dance). The degree included teaching experience also. On her return to Nairobi, Naytika started a dance school called Chidambaram.
In Nairobi, Naytika performed at several functions and events. She choreographed a unique fashion show, which included a lot of dance movements and poses on the catwalk. Naytika has also choreographed and taught several semi-classical and folk dances for various events and conferences. She has often worked in close conjunction with the Indian high commission to Kenya, especially in their programmes to promote Indian Classical dance.
Just before she came to the UK, Naytika underwent special training in abhinaya under Dr. Kanak Rele, one of the finest exponents of abhinaya in India.
Naytika is now based in London and has opened a dance school called Prakruti Dance. She danced at the Earl’s court exhibition for tourism and at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here in London.
Her great passion is to bring about awareness of Bharata Natyam as a beautiful art form that is rich and majestic.