"The amazingly long (over 40 minutes) and entirely enthralling second number, “Varnam,” is a bravura example of the way Ms. Ramnarayan moves between characterful storytelling and nonrepresentational dance. Ms. Ramnarayan does so with remarkable fluency. In the passages of conversation Ms. Ramnarayan’s powers of focus are immediately apparent: Her face and eyes calmly take the light, her eyes show us that they have found their object, and we’re happy to hang on her series of facial expressions. The whole body moves — at a subtle level, we’re affected by her rhythm — but it’s the face that most rivets our attention. This was a recital that kept opening up the wealth of resources at the disposal of Bharatanatyam."
"Her long-limbed grace and dignified interpretations make her a complete performer, someone whom you would love to see more of. Especially impressive in Ramya’s repertoire was the Khamas Varnam, Ramya's most important talent is her unswerving hold of the sthayi. Every jati and step was finished to perfection. The supporting musicians aided Ramya in her quest for accuracy in sharp jatis, multi-paced tattu-mettu sequences and interesting arudis. "
"Ms. Ramnarayan, delivered a far wider selection of the physical, rhythmic and communicative range of her idiom. The soles of her feet often slapped the floor with greater impact rhythm had terrific authority..."
"Her eyes said it all…Ramya presented a Bharatanatyam recital that was impressive for the chiseled grace It was remarkable to note that Ramya invested the same energy in her abhinaya as in her nritta."
"Ramya creates a moonlit rapture with feminine grace and infinite tenderness."
"Teacher and students excel in Indian dance program, ‘Heritage Heroines’"
"US,-based danseuse Ramya Ramnarayan, ..., combines legacy, expertise and experience in her performance"