Deepa has her roots in classical Bharatanatyam. She started learning at age 5 under the tutelage of Padmashree Saroja Vaidyanathan in New Delhi, performed her arangetram in 1982 and has given over a 100 performances all over India and in the US. She also ran her own school in the bay area for a bit before more recently branching out into other forms of dance and fitness. She is now a certified La Blast, Bombay Jam and UJam instructor and leads fitness workshops and classes on Strength, Dance and Yoga here in the bay area. She is super proud to be associated with IFDA, one of the pioneering dance institutions in the bay area and is thrilled to be leading their Fitness program.