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Giri Devulapally – President

Giri Devulapally, CFA, is a portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he is responsible for managing the large cap growth portfolio. Previously, he has worked for T. Rowe Price for six years, where he was an analyst specializing in technology and telecommunications. Giri received his M.B.A. in Finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Supriya Ramamurthy – Treasurer

Supriya Ramamurthy is a Senior Vice President at Citigroup New York. She has been a banker with Citi for over 16 years in several roles in New York and Sydney Australia. She is a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney Australia and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She also holds bachelors degrees in Commerce (B.Com) and Law (LLB) from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Supriya lives in Manhattan New York with her husband Shanker Ramamuthy and two daughters. She is actively involved with Maina Foundation, an organization that focuses on raising awareness of Breast Cancer and the Chinmaya Mission NY. She enjoys Indian Classical music, cooking and reading and is a member of a monthly non fiction book club that discusses current events and international affairs.

Our Patrons

Jiva Performing Arts’ 2019 Patron Circle

Diamond Ramya Ramnarayanan
Deepti Mittal
Mona Sinha
Arif Bhimani
Mahesh and Nayana Shroff
Rajika and Anupam Puri
Shilpa Shroff and Matthew Helm
Ami and Amit Jain
Piyali Kothari and Nakul Krishnaswamy
Athena Tapales and Giri Devulapally
Sonali and Bala Skandan
Sapphire Alexandra Kamin
Maya Kappil
Nageswari Krishnareddy
Parthapratim Chanda
Suneeta Krishnareddy
Piyali Kothari
Aditi Malhotra
Hansika Malkani
Shruti Ramachandran
Ruby Shefali Shah
Mamta Madan
Prashant Kumar
Tushar Doshi
Pearl Preeta Babbar
Sonia Seth
Rajul Mehta
Anu Ananvati – Saffron Art
Anita Krishnakumar
Monica Mehta
Sushma Jindal
Sanjana V Samtani
Reshma Shamdasani
Pavani Thagirisa
Namrata Israni
Kavita Ramachandran
Falguni and Asit Shroff
Pages of My Life
Camille Giordano
Nandini Kannan
Andrea London
Jennifer Marrus
Saloni Singh
Seema Khanna
Athena Tapales
Anitha Srinivasan
Radhika Shroff
Kavita Ramchandran
Varsha Radhakrishnan
Namita Luthra
Kat Mathews
Wendy Delaney
Zhuting Chang
Kathy Lathen
Manik Bhat
Sumitra Kilambi
Shalini Shankar
Komala Kumari Mayshark Patel
Saira Malhotra

Ragas and Rhythm for Dancers

A course for dance students to introduce the concepts of Carnatic Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm). The understanding of Carnatic music is essential for any Bharatanatyam dancer in order to internalize the rhythms and melodic complexities inherent in the music compositions for dance.

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This course is designed to gently introduce the dancer to the main concepts of Carnatic rhythm and melody through verbal demonstrations, discussions and practice. The goal is to strengthen the skills which will allow the dancer to become fully aware of the music they dance to, to become better and more aware artists and students, and to eventually acquire the skills necessary for teaching and creating their own work.

Weekend Yoga Workshop with Ami Jain

This inclusive family yoga workshop will cover the basics of alignment and breath and explore a simple but useful yoga sequence that can be practiced individually or as a family. The workshop will also discuss practical yoga philosophy and how to implement it on and off the mat. Ages 5-95

Cost: $30 for one parent and child for each day
May 17-18, 2014
Family Yoga Workshop 2-3:30 PM

Annu Warikoo – Secretary

Annu is a Risk Management professional with significant experience in leading multi-phase, multi-platform projects with global teams, in Financial firms. Her areas of expertise are in Technology Risk, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Regulatory Response for Technology and Business Process operationalization for the Enterprise. Since February 2012, Annu has been with Millennium Partners, an alternative investments firm with offices globally, in the role of Global Head of Business Continuity. Annu has an MBA from Baruch College C.U.N.Y and a BA in Computer Science from Queens College, C.U.N.Y. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Both her children are enrolled in local Public Schools and she is an active member of the Parents Association Executive Board for both schools. She actively participates in organizational aspects of the Yorkville Softball League for Girls where her daughter has been playing for many years. She is the Secretary of the Jiva Performing Arts Board. Her interests are reading fiction, listening to world music, downhill skiing and cooking.

Piyali Kothari – Gala Chair

Piyali Kothari was a Bharatanatyam dancer all through her childhood growing up in Chennai, India, the Bharatanatyam center of the world, and continues to have a keen interest in it today. She holds Bachelors degrees in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai, India and from New York University. She was an analyst at Goldman Sachs Equities and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, New York, for many years and then proceeded to be the Director of Business Development at Deepbridge Content Solutions, New York.
Piyali lives in Manhattan with her husband, Nakul Krishnaswamy and two children. She is the admissions liaison for the Gateway School of New York, a specialized school for kids with learning disabilities. She enjoys Indian classical dancing and music, reading, travel and jewelry design.

Ami Jain – Gala Chair

Ami Jain brings to Jiva a deep commitment to the preservation and expansion of classical performing arts in the New York City area. She is a yoga teacher who has taught adults and children for over 11 years and has also studied Bharatanatyam as a young adult. She was the co-chair of Jiva’s first Gala in 2013 and has strong experience in fund-raising for non-profit organizations such as Sakhi for South Asian Women and All Souls School. Prior to becoming a student and teacher of yoga, Ami worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for two years in financial risk assessment for regional banks. She then focused on lending to Fortune 50 companies at National Westminster Bank for three years in the Chicago and New York offices. Ami received her B.A. from The University of Michigan in Economics and French.

Shruti Ramachandran

Shruti Ramachandran is a dance student of Jiva and has been learning under the tutelage of Sonali Skandan since 2011. Originally trained by Smt. Radha Ganesan at the Natya Nilayam School in Maryland, Shruti spent 12 years learning the Rajarjeswari style and performed her arangetram in 1999. In the summer of 2001, she had the esteemed privilege of being one of the principal dancers in “Creeda”, a production directed by Shri C.V. Chandrasekhar. This marked her introduction to the world of Kalakshetra. Since joining Jiva, Shruti has worked closely with Sonali in further learning and mastering the Kalakshetra sytle of bharatanatyam. As a Jiva board member, Shruti provides the student’s perspective to strengthening dance education and plays a supportive role with respect to various events and performances.

Deepica Warikoo – Legal Counsel

Deepica Capoor Warikoo is an attorney in New York specializing in intellectual property law. Her practice focuses primarily on intellectual property prosecution, litigation and transactional matters and contract law. She is also a published author in the field of intellectual property. She received her Masters in Law (L.L.M.) in Intellectual Property from Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University where she received the honor of “Distinguished Performance in the L.L.M. Program.” She received her Bachelors in Law from ILS Law College, Pune, India.