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Lakshmi Babu

Founder and Director of KDA

Lakshmi Babu is the disciple of legendary Gurus Padmashri Dr. Sobha Naidu and Kalarathna Vempati Ravishankar. She holds a master’s degree in Kuchipudi Dance (2019) from the Silicon Andhra University, Milpitas, CA.  She is a performer, choreographer and, the founder Director of Kuchipudi Dance Academy. She continues to be an impactful teacher to several hundreds of students in Washington DC metro area. She has conducted 34 dance solo debuts performed by her students.


Bindu Bollam

Ellicott City, MD

Bindu’s passion for Kuchipudi dance started when she attended Guru Padmasri Dr. Sobha Naidu’s dance school with her aunt Lakshmi Babu. During college days she pursued dance under the guidance of Guru Mahankali Mohan.  Bindu dreams to dance and perform with her daughter Diya at KDA. She enjoys teaching at KDA’s Ellicott City Branch and looks forward to class every Saturday!