She learnt from Vempati and Shobha Naidu. Her achievements then are boringly predictable.
Shilparamam, as part of its weekly music concerts, is organising a Kuchipudi dance recital by Devulapalli Uma and group, on 16th October. Uma, along with her group consisting of Sadhika, Yashaswini, Vaishnavi, Akshara, Pratyusha and Sneha Kriti, will perform the following items:
Maha Ganapathim, a Muthuswamy Dikshitaar kriti
Chakkani Talliki Chaangubhala, an Annamacharya keertana
Maam Paahi Sri Lakshmi Kamalalay, a Lakshmi stuthi
Mahishasura Mardhani, a Durga stuthi
The performance will be accompanied by Devullapalli Kameshwari and Prakash Rao on the vocals, Devullapalli Subramanya Sarma and Uma on the natuvangam, Vamshi Krishna on the flute and Om Prakash on the mridangam.
Uma was born in a family of musicians, and her father Subrahmanya Sarma, mother Kameshwari and even her daughter Sneha Kriti are involved with the art at her dance institution Srimukha Kuchipudi Natyalayam that was founded in 2003. Uma initially learnt dance from Dr Vempati Chinnasatyam, and later on from Dr Shobha Naidu.
She has done her MA in dance, with a gold medal to show for it, from the Hyderabad Central University, under Radheshyam. She gave her first performance at a very young age of 7, and has given recitals in almost every district in Andhra Pradesh, and almost all over India. In addition she has also performed in Malaysia for which was given a Swarna Birudu (Golden Title). She also has been conferred upon the Kalaratna and the Natya Mayuri titles, and has written a book called Mirror Of Kuchipudi, which was released in July 2006 in the USA.
Please contact venue at 2310-0455 for further details.