Subathra Subramaniam

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Subathra Subramaniam, Akademi’s Artistic Director and Joint-CEO. Photo: Justin Jones

Artistic Director and Joint‑CEO

Originally from



Science Education, Climate change and the arts, South Asian dance especially Bharata Natyam.

Professional journey

Science teacher with an MA in education with 20 years experience of teaching in secondary schools. Co-founder and artistic director of Angika for 12 years. Artistic Director – Sadhana for 10 years.

Role at Akademi

Artistic Director and Joint CEO

When not at work

Electronic Music clubs and gigs, music festivals, cooking and travelling.

A book and song that you’ll take to a desert island

The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane, and a compilation of music by Joris Voorn.


Works on

Monday to Friday (10am to 6pm)

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