Shantha Ratii is widely recognised for her artistry, beguiling abhinaya, design-sense, eloquence and the gentle persuasive power that mark her performances. Having performed in the major festivals in India and internationally, she kept enriching her Kuchipudi classical repertoire with many regional literary works, giving it a newness in design and interpretation. She has also carved a new path in innovative and experimental works without loosing the intrinsic value, verve and vocabulary of her classical training.
Her avant garde style is evident in her productions on social transformation and present day concerns.
She has worked tirelessly for over four decades in creating new audiences and making dance accessible, ushering in a freshness, relevance and a sense of immediacy to her work.