Kausi Subramaniam- Director and Instructor of Bharatanatyam

Kausi Subramaniam trained under Guru Revathi Satyu of Dallas, TX and later under Guru Prasanna Kasthuri of Saint Louis, MO. She has over 25 years of teaching experience and her students excel in adjudicated events, auditions, and dance competitions. Her choreography and students’ performances receive rave reviews from knowledgeable critics in the United States and India. Kausi has served as the President of the San Antonio Dance Umbrella and has served as dance co-chair for Luminaria for four years. Her collaboration with Attic Rep to produce ‘From the Mahabharata’ was a huge success with seven out of eight ‘sold out’ shows. Kausi has been inducted to the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and was one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40 Rising Stars’ in 2008. She is an alumni of the prestigious Leadership San Antonio leadership program sponsored by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She played an instrumental role in pursuing and developing a Sister City in India and serves as President of Anuja SA, the organization that manages the Sister City Relationship between San Antonio and Chennai, India. Kausi has a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Ramya Karthic - Director and Instructor of Carnatic Music

Ramya Karthic started learning Carnatic vocal music from her mother at a very early age. She later trained under Smt. Sita Narayanan of Chennia, India. She also received advanced training from eminent guru Smt. R Vedavalli. Ramya was a featured artist on All India Radio throughout the 1990’s. She has been teaching Carnatic vocal music to children and adults for more than 25 years. Her style of teaching ensures that children and adult students receive a comprehensive and thorough education on the theory and history of Carnatic Music in addition to learning to sing. Ramya also holds a Master’s Degree in Zoology.

Aarthi Karthic- Instructor of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Music

Aarthi Karthic has been dancing for 16 years and completed her arangetram under Guru Kausi Subramaniam in 2012. She has performed locally and nationally at various cultural and charity events, recitals and productions, including From the Mahabharata, a theatre and classical/contemporary dance collaboration. Aarthi recently attended a dance intensive in Bangalore and studied under Rukmini Vijaykumar, Sheela Unni, and Shankar Kandasamy. During her time at The University of Texas at Austin she was part of Nritya Sangam, a Bharatanatyam dance team. Her involvement with the team included hosting and performing at an annual benefit show, where they raised money for different charities. Additionally, they competed and placed at both local and national competitions. Aarthi has been learning Carnatic music for the last 14 years from her mother Ramya Karthic. She gave her vocal debut performance in 2014 and has performed locally at various cultural events. Aarthi graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and works at Apache Corporation as a Data Analytics Engineer.

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