Ganesh Arulampalam graduated in Bharata Natyam from the Temple of Fine Arts
Kuala Lumpur in 1990, receiving the award Nrityanjali. He has also learnt and
performed Odissi and numerous folk and semi-classical dances. He started dancing
when the Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur opened in 1981 and has participated in
most of TFA’s performances from 1981 till he retired from active performing in 2004.
Ganesh began teaching dance theory at TFA Kuala Lumpur in 1997 and has
continued teaching theory at TFA Perth since he moved to Perth in 1999. He has also
been involved in training students in drama as required for productions.
Ganesh is an engineer by profession with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, and works as
a consultant at Sankhya Consultants as well as a sessional lecturer at ECU.
Besides teaching, Ganesh has kept himself involved in the arts by applying his
artistic, technical and professional skills in the arts arena, namely as Master of
Ceremony and/or stage manager for TFA Perth’s productions as well as event
manager for the Swan Festival of Lights.