Guru Smt.Girija Nair is an accomplished danseuse who has dedicated herself for the promotion and propagation of the rich Indian classical dance form- Bharatnatyam. She has been learning Bharatnatyam from a tender age under late Guru Mani in Kalasadan. Smt. Girija Nair had the opportunity to be trained under great Vidwans; Late Guru Kadirvelu and Saundarajan. Her interest in this art form made her hobby into her vocation. She graduated from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya- Juhu (Mumbai University) to become a full-fledged dedicated dance teacher. She has to her credit many classical ballets Choreographed by herself. Her quest for learning has taken her further into choreographing innovative and intricate dance piece.
Geeta Nritya Vidyalaya, established in 1981 was founded by Smt. Girija Nair in the memory of her sister late Geeta. The Institute took its full form in 1985 with the support of her well-wishers and art lovers by renting out their premises with a handful of students at Mulund. Today it has flourished into a reputed and recognized institution, with branches spread all across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Today the institute has its own premises called Gurukul, which is a temple of various art forms. Smt. Girija Nair has a well-nurtured aesthetic sensibility and spirituality, which is clearly relevant in her dance career. Geeta Nrtiya Vidyalaya has been conducting national and international tours. The institute in 2013 visited Mauritius with a group of 40 students and gave a remarkable performance. The institute also performed at Dubai in 2015 and also has extended its branches there.
Today Smt Girija Nair is assisted by her daughter in law Ms. Remya Sachin Nair who is an upcoming talented artist in this field. She has been under the tutelage of Smt Girija Nair and has been a passionate learner and dancer. She is also known for choreographing Bollywood numbers.