Sooraj Subramaniam received early dance training at Sutra Foundation, Malaysia, learning the Indian classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and later on classical ballet and contemporary dance forms. During these formative years he toured with Sutra nationally and internationally, sowing the seeds for a future career in dance.
He continued classical ballet training in Australia with Stella Johnson, and graduated from the Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts in 2006. During these years he also co-directed Mudhra Dance Company with Premala Sangarananda, teaching and performing Indian traditional and contemporary dance.
In the United Kingdom Sooraj worked primarily with SRISHTI, teaching Bharatanatyam extensively and performing in all their major productions. He also presented solo classical works with Akademi, and featured in several major works with Balbir Singh Dance Company and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, touring internationally. Whilst in London he also trained in Kathak with Urja Desai Thakore, adding to his varied vocabulary.
Since moving to Belgium he has worked with independent choreographers Nicole Kohler, Kalpana Raghuraman, Seeta Patel and the Maghenta Collective. Sooraj continues to receive specialist training in Odissi with Madhavi Mudgal, Delhi, and since the global lockdown, virtually with Bijayini Satpathy, Bengaluru.
Sooraj continues to freelance, presenting solo classical work, and collaborating with companies and independent choreographers on commissions across Europe. His own creations are based on an organic amalgam of styles, using traditional templates to tell personal and reflective work.