About Disciple

Bhavana Chivukula

Bhavana Chivukula, 15, has been a disciple of Guru Smt. Srimohana Balasubramaniam since the tender age of Four. Since 2012, Bhavana has had the opportunity to perform in cultural events hosted by the Colorado Fine Arts Association, Sri Venkateswara Temple of Colorado, Hindu Temple of Rockies, Tamil Association Of Colorado, Colorado Telugu Association, Indian Dance Festival, Oriya Association, and Annual recitals as part of Nadanalaya Dance Academy, Denver. She actively participated in charity events as a part of Swayam. Furthermore, she emerged as the winner of the Regional Sapthami competition in 2018. Bhavana has also furthered her training by attending a few workshops with esteemed gurus. She is currently demonstrating her skills in Bharatanatyam dance through exams conducted by Griffin College London. Recently, she completed the 5th-grade level with distinction.

Bhavana will be a Sophomore in the fall of 2023 at Grandview High School, where she finds joy in diverse classes ranging from Debate, Photography, Medicine, business, and Gardening. She has a passion for learning languages and has graduated from Manabadi Silicon Andhra, a school for studying Telugu, her native language, in-depth. She also learns Sanskrit from SAFL (Samskrita Bharati USA). In addition to Bharatanatyam, Bhavana is learning Carnatic music and enjoys learning and playing Guitar. She has also volunteered at Denver Botanical Gardens, Children’s Hospital, and the Hindu Temple of Rockies. Most importantly, Bhavana adores her younger sister, who follows in her Bharatanatyam footsteps.

Bhavana is delighted to share this special day with you all.