Nurturing Living Traditions
Structured Training in Indian Classical Dances and Music
Codified structure, adherence to musical tone, pitch, melody and complex rhythmic cycles has made this South Indian Classical music tradition popular throughout the ages
Our Summer Intensives and Camps
Enhance your Dance, Music and Art Skills
Holistic, inter-disciplinary intensive dance music and arts programs to further the participants understanding and develop their skills in performing and visual arts.
Meet The Founder
Dance Scholar, Educator, Performer and Choreographer
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I was introduced to Indian classical dance and music at the age of five. During the following years I have received extensive training in Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ottanthulal and Carnatic Music. My passion to delve deep into the technique and history of Indian classical dance has led me to pursue a PhD in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. My research focuses on the movement vocabulary of Indian classical dance after the British colonial era.
I consider Dance as a discipline, rooted in the society and I am keen to explore its affinity to other disciplines including sociology, anthropology, history, literature and other allied subjects. My deep interest in poetry, language and literature has led me to pursue an MA and MPhil in English Language and Literature and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. I also hold a degree in Education which has tremendously helped me as a dance educator. I have taught Graduate and Post Graduate students in colleges affiliated to the University of Kerala and University of Pune before moving to USA in 2005.
My passion for dance, music and teaching has paved the path to the formation of Upasana Kalakendra in 2008. At Upasana Kalakendra we provide systematic and structured training in Indian classical art forms along with nurturing a lifelong passion for these art forms
I welcome you to visit Upasana Kalakendra's full fledged dance studio's in Katy or Missouri City/ Sugarland (Riverstone) or our Satellite location in Spring Cypress.
A Sneak Peek of
our productions & workshops
Influence of Dance on Human Body and Mind
Workshop with Viraja & Shyamjith
Workshop with Dr Neena Prasad
A Journey through Mythology
Rasa and Mudra
Essence of Abhinaya
Absolutely amazing experience.
Traditional, Systematic and Structured training.
Dr Sridevi Muppidi