Sishya: Bharatnatyam Dancer Rithika Ashok {Spotlight}

Meet Rithika, a Bharatnatyam dancer and a senior at Chantilly High school in Fairfax, VA. She is the daughter of Shanthi Ashok,  bharatnatyam teacher at Nrityanjali.    How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I’m 17 years old, a senior at Chantilly High School, and plan on attending William and Mary University […]

Sishya: Bharatnatyam Dancer Priya Vishwanathan {Spotlight}

Meet Priya,  a Bharatnatyam dancer and a senior at Chantilly high school and at Nrityanjali, Fairfax VA.   How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I am currently 17 years old and go to Chantilly High School. In the fall I will be attending the University of Virginia and hopefully majoring in […]

Sishya: Bharatnatyam Dancer Stuthi Iyer {Spotlight}

Meet Stuthi, a Bharatnatyam dancer and a senior at Thomas Jefferson High school for Science and Technology. How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I am 18 years old and a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Ecstatic to share that I just committed to attending the University […]

Tandav: Spring 2019 Show

It’s finally here! It’s been an exciting few weeks leading up to today, and Kaavya and I are super excited as we watch all the pieces come together. From speaking to the different dance gurus and the long tedious nail biting days waiting for the venue to be confirmed, to finding the video guys, to […]

A Kuchipudi Love Story: The beginning

My first love for dance was through Kuchipudi. The dance form was taught to me by the one and only guru who brought it to life, Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, who is synonymous with Kuchipudi. I still remember the evening when my father seated me, all of 10 years old tall and lanky, on his […]