Congratulations to MBS junior Meera Iyer ’25, who recently performed at the All-Indian Dance Festival at Carnegie Hall for the second year in a row. Meera and her teammates from the Kalashri School of Arts in Parsippany also won three awards in Italy this summer competing against 34 teams from around the world in the International Dance Grand Prix Italia.
Meera’s team took top honors in the Folk category, earned Best Costume, and took second place in the Ethnic category with choreographer Guru Bina Menon earning special recognition as well.
“I am happy to see the girls grow and mature through their hard work, dedication and maturity while learning a beautiful and intricate art form,” said Guru Menon. “The children went through a lot of effort to accomplish this win. Every single participant is a better dancer today.”
For Meera, who has been studying dance since the age of 3, the performances were the culmination of many years of hard work.
“This experience, the preparation leading up to it, and all the memories in between have been unforgettable for all of us,” said Meera. “Without the tireless guidance of our dear Guru Bina Menon, we would not have come anywhere close to the accomplishments and opportunities we saw this summer. Her mentorship has taught us invaluable life lessons that go further than dance, and I am forever grateful.”
At Morristown Beard School, Meera has appeared on the Founders Hall stage in Sweet Charity and Inherit the Wind, danced at the School’s CultureFest events, choreographed a dance number as part of the School’s Diwali All-School Meeting, and performed in several MBS dance concerts.