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? […]

Bharatnatyam Guru: Shanthi Ashok {Spotlight}

BharatnatyamShanthi Ashok is a Bharatnatyam teacher and is the founder of Nrityanjali, a bharatnatyam school in Fairfax, VA. She lives in the Fairfax area with her husband and two daughters, who are also accomplished dancers.    1. When did you start your dance school and describe your first year.  In 2001, one of my very […]

Sishya: Kathak Dancer Reva Nair {Spotlight}

Reva Nair is a student of Kathak and is a 10th grader at Oakton High school in Fairfax, VA  1.When did you start dancing and who are your gurus? I have danced every since I have recollection of life, however I started taking lessons at the age of 7. Mrs Purvi Bhatt is my guru. […]

Sishya: Kuchipudi Dancer Jahnavi Chindepalli {Spotlight}

Jahnavi is a student of Kuchipudi and a dancer at Kalamandapam, Fairfax, 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 am 18 years old and I am a senior at Fairfax High School. I plan on attending the University of […]