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Dance Academy

ICCT Dance Academy – Kuchipudi Classes

We currently offer Kuchipudi dance classes remotely via Skype. The dance is taught by Sri Hanumantha Rao Yellamanchili remotely from Vishakhapatnam, India.

Guru Hanumantha Rao Yelamanchili is a disciple of the legend – Padmabhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam. He started learning Kuchipudi dance at the age of 18 at Kuchipudi Kalakshetra in Vishakhapatnam under the guidance of Smt. Balakka. Later he went to Kuchipudi Art Academy in Chennai for learning further and mastered the advanced techniques.

Sri Hanumantha Rao has participated actively and performed many leading roles in ballets such as Srinivasa Kalyanam, Rukmini Kalyanam, Chandalika, Ramayanam, Haravilasam, Ardha Nareeswara,, Ksheera Sagara Madhanam, Annamayya, Kiratarjuneeyam and Gopika Krishna; which were choreographed by Sri Vempati Chinna Satyam. These ballets were performed all over India as well as in all the major cities of North America, Netherlands, Paris, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

At present, Sri Hanumantha Rao is teaching in his Guru’s institution – Kuchipudi Art Academy, Vizag and is the Principal of the Kuchipudi Dance Academy. He has conducted workshops in Hong Kong, Atlanta, New Jersey and Philadelphia in the past few years.

Details of the Kuchipudi Classes:

  • Classes will be conducted remotely via Skype in the ICCT premises every saturday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
  • Students will be evaluated first based on their proficiency level in Kuchipudi and will be trained accordingly.
  • Fee per class = $ 10
  • For additional details, please contact the following trustees:
    • Balaji Pilli                  : (901) 493-8201
    • Janardan Pagadala : (901) 570-9300
  • If you prefer sending an email and willing to wait for a couple of days to hear back from us, send us an email