An accomplished artist, Dr. Subha Maruvada has a unique distinction of celebrated excellence in two classical dance
techniques of South India - Kuchipudi under Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and Bharatnatyam under Mrs. Kamala Narayana (Laxman). She was awarded the titles of "Bharata Kamalarnava Kaustubha", and "Bharata Nrutyarnava Kaustubha". In a review "Graceful movements, charming stage presence, and natural sophistication in Abhinaya" were described by
Mrs. Kamala Narayana (Laxman).

Dance has always been vital part of her life. She has made a deep commitment to dedicate her life to the art of Kuchipudi with the encouragement of her Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Sathyam, the acknowledged maestro and foremost exponent of Kuchipudi today. It is her life-time ambition to further propagate Kuchipudi dance style through performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, and training. She has also earned a Ph.D in Acoustics from Penn State University. She works in a research program in eradication of Cancer in children.

Her dance is distinguished for its superb abhinaya (mime), sound rhythm, and impeccable grace. Subha is the founder and
artistic director of Pranava Natyam. Her dance is marked by fluidity and grace.

Dr. Subha Maruvada is the very first student from USA, who had her Kuchipudi Rangapravesam under Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Sathyam of Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai, India. She had taught many students in Penn State University, Boston and Connecticut areas.

"Subha presented a striking combination of footwork and mime with ease and grace" wrote a critic in "The Hindu".



Dr. Subha Maruvada is also certified Yoga teacher. Yoga means not just the beauty of the pose, it is about "feeling" towards the living life. Yoga calms physically and mentally. She became passionate about inspiring and empowering  her body and mind to discover her inner balance.  She brings enthusiasm and clarity that connects ability to see and feel the inner beauty within her.  She began her yoga journey searching for peace of mind and discovered complete joy. Her approach to teaching emphasizes proper alignment with her Kuchipudi dance style . She starts and ends her students with Yoga to develop a deeper understanding of the body. Subha brings enthusiastic spirit to class and enjoys having fun with her students.

Having the background in Yoga not just to incorporate the Kuchipudi style with Yoga to bring up a unique blend, but also helps the physical aspects for a dancer. Yoga works greatly for the treatment of chronic pain in knees, that is a delayed reaction for dancer.

Schedules & Locations  

Few Highlights

  • Pentagon - 2013
  • DC Convention Center - Multiple Ocassions
  • Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha - Hyderabad - 2012
  • Ramayana dance ballet presented at Chinmaya Mission with 38 dancers - 2011
  • Guru recognition at Chinmaya Misssion – By Pranava students - Yearly basis
  • Lecture demonstration at University of Maryland - Multiple Ocassions
  • Master of ceremonies – ‘Meghadut’ - 2011
  • Krishna Parijatham with Dr. Sobha Naidu - 2011
  • Classical dance contest as judge. - 2011
  • Master of ceremonies during the tours - Multiple Ocassions
  • Music Academy, Chennai  - 2009
  • Madison Square Garden (Felt Forum),  - 1984
  •  Ramayana with Mrs. Kamala Narayan for Vishwa Hindu Parishad - 1984
  • American Medical Association, Kentucky  - 1988
  • AT&T (Bell Labs), New Jersey - 1988
  • Lecture Demonstration and performance  Penn State University - 1986-1998
  • Cultural Association of Corpus Christi, TX - 1992
  • Telugu Association of Greater Washington - Multiple Ocassions
  • Hindu Temple of New York - Multiple Ocassions
  • Bharati  Society of Toronto, Canada  - Multiple Ocassions
  • Indian Association of Quebec, Canada - Multiple Ocassions
  • Bharati  Society of Montreal, Canada - Multiple Ocassions
  • Hindi Temple Society, New Jersey - Multiple Ocassions
  • Indian Association, Dehradun, India - 1990
  • Kasturi  Srinivasa Hall of Music Academy, Chinnai, India - 1990
  • Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh - Multiple Ocassions
  • The Hindu Temple of Atlanta - Multiple Ocassions
  • Translate dance items in English and Spanish - Multiple Ocassions
  • Music Academy, Chennai  India - 2008
  • University of Maryland, Maryland - Multiple Ocassions
  • Bridgewater temple, Bridgewater, New Jersey - Multiple Ocassions
  • Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Maryland - Multiple Ocassions
  • Many other temples and cultural organization around the country