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Sathyapriya Ramana

Artist(s) Name(s): Smt Sathyapriya Ramana
Place: Chennai, India
School/Organization: Narthana Saala Trust

Email: sathyapriyaramana@gmail.com
Phone: (91) 99620 16161

25B, South Boag Road
Chennai - 600017

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Guru Smt. Sathyapriya Ramana is a senior disciple of the great maestro Padmabhushan Dr.Vempati Chinna Sathyam. Her dance career started way back in 1974, when she was 8 years old, in the GURUKULAM system at the masters (Dr.Vempati) Academy. She has performed more than 1,000 programmes with Dr.Vempati Chinna Sathyam, playing major roles in his ballets and performing in all major festivals like SURYA FESTIVAL, KAJARHO FESTIVAL, DELHI TRADE FAIR, and KONARK FESTIVAL. She also toured for two months with her guru to USSR to perform in the festival of India in USSR in 1987. She served as a teacher at Dr.Vempatis Kuchipudi Art Academy for 7 years.
Sathyapriya Ramana started her own dance academy, “NARTHANA SAALA”, in 1993. She performed all over India and abroad, participated at many dance festivals like NATYANJALI DANCE FESTIVAL at Chidambaram and Perur, MAMALLAPURAM DANCE FESTIVAL, KUCHIPUDI FESTIVAL AT MUMBAI, AMARAVATHI DANCE FESTIVAL BY ANDHRA GOVT, DWEEP FESTIVAL BY SOUTHZONE CULTURAL CENTRE at Andaman and Nicobar islands, WTC dance convention at Washington D C, USA, Kuchipudi convention AT Cupertino, CA, USA etc. She has also conducted lecture demonstrations and held workshops at places like Muscat, Pittsburg [USA], Bergamo [Italy], Dillenburg [Germany].
She has trained more than 1,000 disciples who are spread across the globe. She has choreographed many dance ballets and solo items with new and unexplored themes. The master piece choreography, “GANGAAVATHARANAM”, has portrayed her skills as the true carrier of Dr.Vempatis mantel, through her creativity in composing Jathis & screenplay.
She has visited many countries like U S A, U.S.S.R, GERMANY, BELGIUM, PARIS, ITALY AND MIDDLE EAST. Her students have started their own schools in India and abroad and doing the service to the art. She is the holder of the prestigious “GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS” for her achievement and participation at the KUCHIPUDI CONVENTION, at Cupertino, California, U S A, in 2008.

She is also the recipient of many awards and titles, to name a few “M G R Memorial award, Natya KalaRatna, Natana Kala Thilakam, Rose of Rizwan award by the Bahai International, AADAL ARASI(Awarded by Vani Nrithyalayam, Dillenburg, GERMANY).