Indian dance troupe teach science and math with classical dance
Lavanya Rajagopalan is a scientist and a dancer. His passions may seem like an unlikely match, but Rajagopalan’s penchant for educating others has produced big gains, securing state funding for a creative combination of the two.
Rajagopalan has a doctorate in biochemistry and is the founder of Silambam Houston, a dance organization with studios in Houston and Pearland. During the pandemic, she merged those interests to create a series of five videos (with five more in the works) that teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics to elementary school students using classical Indian dance.