Sarasa Krishnan is an Indian classical dancer, visual artist and author who has performed, exhibited and lectured in Europe, UK, USA, Australia and Asia.
An exhibited visual artist, she has presented solos in dance/visual art performances in Paris, France, Florence Italy, United Kingdom and Singapore, under the auspices of private galleries, theatres and Festivals. Sarasa was awarded the prestigious "Natya Acharya" (Professor of Dance) in 2003 by His Holiness Swami Shantanand Saraswati, founder of The Temple of Fine Arts International.
In 2014, Sarasa published her first book entitled Bharata's Karanas that is based upon the 108 Karanas in Sage Bharata’s Natya Shastra. The book explores the intimate connection between philosophical enquiry and artistic endeavors, and their arguably parallel journey in unveiling the diversely complex and multifarious processes involved in perception, awareness and insight in cognizing experience.
In 2016, Sarasa was awarded her PHD at Murdoch University, Perth, that explored the role and function of the observer in a staged performance, with particular reference to the Indian aesthetic theory of Rasa, and its effect on what we mean by consciousness.
She is the Artistic Director and Vice-Preseident of Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya , and is currently working on her second book, based on her doctoral thesis.