Kuchipudi, one of India's eight (Kathakali / Mohini Attam / Bharata Natyam / Kuchipudi / Odissi / Kathak / Manipuri / Sattriya) main classical dance forms, is a centuries
old art form that
derives its name from a village in Andhra Pradesh, India. The Sangeet Natak Academy of India currently confers classical status on these eight Indian dance styles. Kuchipudi combines
fast rhythms and fluid movements creating a nice blend of control and abandon, strength
Sudha drew the inspiration to teach students with the suggestion and blessings from Padma Bhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam in 2000 and taught 3 students (Jason Sreedhar, Suravi Sarcar and Sohini Sarcar) interested in this art form since then. However, she officially registered Nrithya School of Kuchipudi Dance, L.L.C. as a Dance Company at Richmond, VA under the guidance of Guru Sri Hari Rama Murthy in the year 2009. It was established to promote the appreciation for the fine elements of this classical art form.