'... The Lotus eyed Uma Ramesh ..... held the audience captive with eloquent style and excellent foot work....
her detailing of Nayika nayaka bhavam and her yearning for the lord was exemplary ....she breathed life into Pazhani shanmuga vel undu.
Review in CHENNAI ONLINE, Dec 2008
Bharathanatyam : Dancing Stories
....on our fourth day in India we took a workshop in the story telling dance theater style of Bharathanatyam with Master Teacher Uma Ramesh...It was so great to see our storytellers taking on instructions and expanding their storytelling to their performance "The Talkitive Turtle".
ETH-NOH-TEC, Kinetic Story Theater,Nov 2008
Uma Ramesh a classical dancer par excellence
Uma B. Ramesh's concert at the UAE Exchange center, Abu Dhabi, was witnessed by the MD.and CEO of NMC group of companies, COO of UAE Exchange cente, Hon. President of KSC, members and classical dance followers....
Uma enthralled the audience with her dance performance....
Mangalorean.com, Nov 2008
THE EBB AND FLOW OF EXCELLENCE
...Uma's dance still sports the same unwavering stamina......the nayika'a from devotional to the erotic having a natural flow......the dancer's best was in the Javali " Saara Maina".....had all the khanditta bite in the abhinaya....
Leela Venkatraman, The Hindu April 2006
Greatness Of Tulasi depicted
.....coming back to the stage after a gap has made her more mature with intense internal orientation.......a refined performer....her footwork is firm and confident....a very appealing quality that was
coated with sutle , sensitive, non-dramtised touch ....... was spontaneous with perfect control ----- Uma is bound to reach great heights......
Nandini Ramani,THE HINDU 2005.
BHARATNATYAM DANCER THRILLS AUDIENCES IN SOUTH AFRICA (IANS) JOHANESSBURG,
…….She came , She saw, She conquered---South African's hearts. …Uma's performances had the audience members pleading with her to stay on and train them…….
Asian Age, 2nd June 2003
.the hall was packed to capacity
personalities of Capetonian Society
Uma B. Ramesh gave a 1and
a half hour performance
..received a rapturous ovation. Uma
dazzled not only by her dance but also by the eloquence of her narration.
OFFICE, High Commission of India, 2003.
the varnam in Natakurinji was faithfully rendered
by the dancer
..in stance and rhythm Uma never faltered
rendition of teermanams and adavus was flawless
Venkatraman.The Hindu, Sept. 18 , 1998.
· ..Uma thrilled the hearts of all those who thought they
had lost her forever to matrimony when she performed at Triveni
..what superb form and control over Rekha and changes
of rhythm Uma showed
Serbjeet Singh,The Hindustan Times, Sept .19th 1998.
· Uma B.Ramesh gave a brilliant recital,with superb control
over rhythm and movement
..With sure-footed mastery over tala
,Uma danced with abandon,covering stage space with aplomb
Papanasam Sivam varnam in Natakurinji saw Bharatanatyam in full
revealed a dancer in full control
Venkatraman, The Hindu, Dec. 1998.
But it was the other young dancer ------Uma Balasubramanian----who
quite literally stole the show
it would have to be difficult
not to succumb to her fine handling of the Lalgudi Jayaraman varnam
in Ragam Charukesi
IF ONLY FOR AN EVENING HER PERFORMANCE
RECAPTURED SOMETHING OF THE MAGIC ASSOCIATED WITH THE KHAJURAHO
Sunday Observer, March 28th 1992.
..Uma Balasubramanian danced with an abandon which
also represented Bharatnatyam in all its linear geometrical perfection
gave a velvetty glow to the mimetic passages
.it was the joy
of movement and dance that she caught so illuminatingly
involving the audience fully in the ecstasy of what was done on
the stage, Uma's was perhaps the best performance.
Friday Features, The Hindu, March 1992.
.this sprightly dancer stole the show
high,taking the audience along with her
.She is young, pretty
,youthful and exuberant. A FESTIVAL STAR.
Sunil Kothari, Marquee, The Economic Times, March 1992.
Uma's dance is the embodiment of Lasya
handled her varnam with confidence,treating abhinaya and nritta
with equal artistry
Times of India, 26th Feb, 1990.
.Uma's Sankarabharanam varnam truly mesmerised the
her feet beat out a merciless rhythm that silenced
.Uma sailed through Krishna's pranks and love play
with great grace and joie de vivre
National Herald, 19th Feb.1990
· To start with, Uma Balasubramanian
,that new phenomenon in Bharatnatyam, gave a performance which was
overwhelming in its exquisite command over every aspect of it's
the quick-silver pace of her tillana was equally
matched by the liquid expressions of her 'abhinay'
K. Mudgal, The Hindustan Times,Jan.11 ,1988.
Bharatnatyam and Uma Balasubramanian are made for each other,that
was the feeling one got after witnessing Uma's brilliant performance
at Aifacs Hall
.gifted with a keen sense of Abhinaya
and rhythm she has been rising to new heights
The Blitz, March 6th 1982.