Month: April 2019

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 …

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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 …

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