Kathak Teacher: Sheila Oak

Read on about Sheila Oak and her Kathak journey in the DMV! 1. Tell us about yourself: In addition to directing the Kathak program for Rhythmaya Dance and the Maryland Bollywood programs, Sheila received her MBA at University of Maryland and B.S. in from the School of Engineering at George Mason University. Sheila lived and worked in investment banking […]

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 […]

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 […]