Guru Parampara

This institution was originally initiated with blessings of my Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam in 1994 during their tours in this country. Since then it has been taken up this interest as a responsibility to teach and promote this art. This institution is formed to advance the process of bringing the Kuchipudi art into the younger generation. The agenda of this institution includes teaching Kuchipudi dance, which is based on the guiding principles originated by Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, producing dance ballets, and promoting the knowledge of this classical art of India in the American community at large. She is also certified in Yoga and she incorporates the Kuchipudi dance with Yoga to bring up a unique blend.

The Staff

Dr. Subha Maruvada


Guru, Choreographer, and Director

Dr. Subha Maruvada has been teaching Kuchipudi since 1992 after initiated by her Guru Padma Bhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam. Since then she taught in Penn State University, Boston, and Connecticut. She teaches in multiple locations in Maryland. She has given many lecture demonstration. Her style of teaching is very true to her nature and follows footsteps and style of her Guru.

Ms. Sandhya Piratla

Assistant Instructor

Sandhya Piratla has been learning Kuchipudi under the tutelage of Guru Dr. Subha Maruvada since fall of 2009. Over the past few years, Sandhya has developed an ever growing passion for this art form, and hopes to spend as much time as she can to explore the creative bounds of Kuchipudi. She is a rising Computer Science senior at UMD, and plans to work in the software industry after graduation. She has been assisting the academy since 2016.