Diviya Gupta

Diviya Gupta

Diviya began dancing Kathak at the age of six with Shivam Arts Dance under the direction of Guruji Punam Kumar. Her pursuit of Kathak stemmed from her desire to incorporate more of her culture in her daily life. “Throughout my primary and secondary education, I was one of three Indian Americans among 2,800 students. Kathak helped fill this cultural void, even providing me with close friends that I could relate and look up to,” she explains. In performing Kathak for 16 years, she has most enjoyed showcasing her heritage throughout Southern California while learning the values of self-reflection, fitness, and grace. Having earned her B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from USC, Diviya is now pursuing her M.D. at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She looks forward to exploring dance-movement therapies for movement-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Shivam Arts School of Kathak Dance has multiple locations across Southern California and is now enrolling new students!

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