Deepa Mahadevan

Position Title
Graduate Student in Performance Studies with D.E. in Feminist Theory and Research



Deepa Mahadevan is a PhD candidate with the Performance Studies Graduate group. She is a classical Indian dancer and the Founder/Artistic Director of Tiruchitrambalam School of Dance, Union City, CA. She is interested in the methods of transmission of this dance to second generation immigrant students living in the Indian Diaspora in the United States. She researches through both her own practice of teaching and dancing, in addition to extensive field work on the role of gender, class, caste, religion and sex in the form and content of this neo classical dance form, Bharatnatyam.