Our Faculty


We have taught poise and self respect through dance classes in Tampa for over 12 years. With some of the brightest talent in the area, the Srishti's faculty treat each dancer like family.

We currently have 8 instructors teaching more than 30 classes per week. Srishti has received numerous Entertainment Awards for Choreography and Costume Design. We have two Studio-wide recitals one in winter and one at the end of each year, an event our students enjoy immensely.

Swapna Komarraju

"Dance is an expression of life in all its forms"


Founder and director of Srishti Dance Academy, Swapna Komarraju, has been training since she was three years old. She's professionally trained in the classical dance forms of popular Kuchipudi and AndhraNatyam styles. She has been givimg several performances in India as well as in the United States and has started this academy as a way to introduce various Indian dance forms, helping us get closer to our culture. With her keen interest in various dance forms, she has an open attitude for anything new and loves to experiment with different styles in her performances.

Her Gurus have been great inspirations throughout her quest for dance: Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna, Dr. Shoba Naidu and Sri. Sudhakar & Smt. Ratna Sri.

Meha Agarwal (Kathak)


Meha has been dancing since age of 4yrs, trained in kathak dance form from lucknow gharana. As a committed instructor she is keen to share her passion for dance with all her students.

Khushbu Panchal (Bollywood)


Khushbu carries passion dedication towards dance with full commitment. She is classical trained in Bharatnatyam, she has lot of experience in experiementing other dance styles and fusing them together.

Monica Banerjee (Bollywood)


Monica is well trained in Odissi dance form and she attended multiple worshops in contemporary dance form from the famous Terrence lewis dance academy. She has lot of enthusiasm to learn new dance styles everytime, apart from this is also a good event organizer.

Mownika Mantripragada (Kuchipudi)


Mownika is one of Srishti's first student who is trained is Kuchipudi for more than 9yrs and did her rangapravesam at the age of 17yrs, she is very humble and calm in nature belives in traditional values that she is brought up in.

Usha (Kuchipudi)


Usha has been trained in Kuchipudi danc eform for more than 10yrs in India. She is very dedicated and talented dancer who wants give her 100% to her students and help them to do their best.

Darshan Vala (Bhangra)


Darshan has been doing bhangra more than 8yrs now and won many awards at various competitions, he is a member of Florida bhangra crew.He performed at various big venues like california, Canada for their bhangra competitions. His passion towards bhangra made him come into Srishti and spread/share his love for bhangra through teaching.