Sishya: Kuchipudi Dancer Ananya Tadikonda {Spotlight}

Meet Ananya Tadikonda, a kuchipudi dancer and also from Maryland. She and her brother both practice Kuchipudi.   1, How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I am 18 years old, and a 12th grader at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. Next year, I will be attending the University of North […]

Sishya: Kuchipudi Dancer Pranav Tadikonda {Spotlight}

Meet Pranav Tadikonda! A young man from Maryland, who practices Kuchipudi with a passion!   1, How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I am sixteen years old and I am a junior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. 2. When did you start dancing and who are your gurus? I […]

Sishya: Kuchipudi & Bharatnatyam Dancer Sumi Rao {Spotlight}

Sumi (Kusum) is a student of Kuchipudi and a dancer at Kalamandapam, Fairfax, VA. She learns from Guru Mrinalini Sadananda and guru Kavitha Cheedalla. She also learns Bharatnatyam under Guru Shanthi Ashok at Nrityanjali. She is a freshman at Chantilly High School, VA.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus?I started dancing at the age of […]

Sishya: Kathak Dancer Tara Nair {Spotlight}

Reva Nair is a student of Kathak and is a 10th grader at Oakton High school in Fairfax, VA. She and her sister both learn and perform Kathak under their guru, Mrs. Purvi Bhatt’s guidance.  1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus? My mom says I started dancing even before I was […]

Sishya: Kathak Dancer: Suhani Malhotra {Spotlight}

Suhani Malhotra is a freshman at The Madeira School and learns Kathak with  Guru Purvi Bhatt of Fairfax, VA  1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus? I started dancing when I was 3 years old. I began with ballet and tap dance, then moved on to Bollywood. For the past 7 years, I […]