Guru, Founder & Artist Director of Acharya Performing Arts Academy:


Asha founded the Acharya performing Arts Academy with a vision to promote artistic and professional excellence that will keep the Indian classical art forms alive among people. With her guidance, the academy has so far produced many talented dancers and singers to the art world.

In Acharya Performing Arts Academy, many students have successfully completed ‘Arangetrams’–professional dance debut performance in pursuit of a career in dancing. (This is a great milestone to students as well as teachers in Bharathanatyam to make students reach the professional level). Bharathanatyam and Carnatic classical music requires year-long training and quality curricular to master its patterns and her specialty in teaching style has Overtime motivated hundreds of both Indian and Non-Indian students to become her disciples.

The Academy proudly boasts of  it being the first Bharatanatyam and classical music performing arts academy to have commercial area studio to conduct the classes in the Illinois suburban area. The Academy is credited with teaching more than 500 students so far and more than 150+ students are currently learning at the academy under the guidance of Asha Adiga.

Acharya Performing Arts Academy is a member of the prestigious International Dance Council CID – UNESCO and is also affiliated with SAMPADA, which is a body of University Silicon Andhra which is an affiliation with Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University (PSTU), a NAAC accredited institution.

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Early teaching: From the guidance of her gurus she, founded “Sanskruti School of Dance” in Davangere, Karnataka in 2003, India and also conducted many classical dances, folk dances and music workshops at various places in India. Later she went beyond India to conduct dances, music classes, and workshops in New Jersey, Michigan and now in Illinois states of USA.

Nupura Geetha INC 501(c)(3) not for profit organization:

Nupura Geetha is an organization for Art & Culture which was established in 2012 with a creative vision of nurturing talent and helping people passionate about dance performances, festivals, music concerts, guest artists, visual arts exhibits, residencies, master classes and staged several productions.

Asha is an Artistic Director at Nupura Geetha and also Creative Director in Nupura Geetha Ensemble artist team.

Along with staging performances, it serves by arranging music and dance concerts, cultural, non-profitable /charitable events. Nupura Geetha Inc and Acharya Performing Arts Academy together produces Nupura Geetha series of production every year on a larger scale. This began in 2012 under Asha’s leadership and guidance and are running successfully every year to showcase talented musicians, dance artists, and students till now.

Nupura geetha presented  Mohanajali musical recital, Geetha Kalyani, Hinlolam Geetham, Karaoke Geetha like music shows and Rama Eshwara, Satyanarayana Katha and many dance ballet under the guidance of Asha Adiga.