K R S Prasanna (Prasanna Kasthuri) – A gifted dancer, choreographer, nattuvangist and an organiser, Prasanna had training in Bharathanatyam from Gurus. Lalitha Srinivasan, Narmada and Adyar Lakshman, in kathak from guru Smt. Maya Rao, in Carnatic music from Sri Chintanapalli Krishnamurthy and Sri. Ambhi Bhagavatar and in Hindustani music from Vilaayath Khan.
He created a world record at the age of 18 by dancing continuously for 24 hours. His organisational capabilities have come to the fore by the national level dance festivals he had organised at historical important places in Karnataka. As a choreographer he has worked on the works of kannada poets which was titled “Kavya Kinkini”.
He had been invited by the Lasya Dance Company (USA), Arathi school of dances (USA) and Chitralekha Bolar (UK) to work with them. Situated in St.Louis Missouri, he at present along with his troupe,
“Surya Dance company” performs regularly.
- A well-known nattuvangist and a Bharathanatya and kathak dancer, Pulikeshi has accompanied almost all bharathanatya dancers of south India as a nattuvangist. As a bharathanatya and kathak artists he has performed at various dance festivals important being the Hampi festival, Mysore dasara, Soorya festival, Swarna Bharathi, National Jamboree etc. He has conducted nattuvanga workshops at Bangalore, Dallas and San Antonio.
Sushma Kasthuri – A Student of Dhananjayans and Prof C.V. Chandrashekar, she initially learnt from her brother Prasanna Kasthuri. A winner at the National youth fest 98, Sushma is well known for her choreographic works. Her research work "Apoorva Sadashiva" involves the use of the works of a great 19th century composer who lived in the court of the Mysore Wodeyars. Trained in Kathak and kalaripayyatu, she also choreographs Gujarathi and Rajasthani folk dances. The duo of Pulikeshi and Sushma is popular for their innovative works and choreography.