Millions love art and its beauty ....

Thousands love to spend time with it through learning and performing ....

Hundreds teach, train and share the knowledge ...

Only a few will do all the above and help others to shine with them ....

One such dedicated, passionate and devoted artist is 

Kalayogi Guru Prasanna Kasthuri


  • A versatile performer and teacher in Bharathanatyam, Kathak dance forms from India.
  • A timeless dancer - who danced 24-hours non-stop marathon in 1986
  • A great Nattuvangist and skilled Carnatic vocalist - who composed music to many Bharathanatyam, Kathak productions
  • A devoted organizer, who brought hundreds of artists to St. Louis between 2008 - 2017; and many more to different rural villages in India as a part of art education from 1986-1994
  • Passionate Dramatist, writer and Mrudangam player

Guruji was awarded a befitting title - "Kala Yogi" - a saint for art in 2015 by Karnataka Young writers guild in recognition of his selfless service to Indian performing arts in West.

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