Sishya: Kuchipudi Dancer Srimanya Panidepu {Spotlight}

Srimanya is a student of Kuchipudi and a dancer at Kalamandapam, Fairfax, VA. She is a freshman at Centreville High School, VA. She learns from Guru Mrinalini Sadananda and guru Kavitha Cheedalla.  1, How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I’m 14 years old and I attend Centreville High School as a […]

Sishya: Kathak Dancer Prajakta Gogte {Spotlight}

Prajakta Gogte is a kathak student and lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband and two kids.   1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus?  I started dancing at the age of 5, my gurus are – Guru Rekha Nadgauda, Pandita Maneesha Sathe and Guru Purvi Bhatt. 2. How do you prep for a dance performance? […]

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 […]