Guru. Smt. Akila Subramanyam hails from Virudhachalam, a town near Chidambaram and learned dance from renowned Guru. Panchavaranam, a disciple of Bharathanatyam prodigy Smt. Balasaraswathy. She started her career in Bharathnatyam as a dancer and has performed in several acclaimed stages in India and as well as in the USA. She established Salangai Arts Dance School in Virginia 2 decades ago and has been training a large number of students. Her unique choreography has been well applauded by many dance artists. She is a highly sought out Guru for her intense training without changing the purity of this art form. Her students have performed in various prestigious dance festivals and shows in India and as well as in USA, to name a few, Gopalakrishna Bharathi Festival in Mayiladuthurai, Natyanjali festivals, Margazhi mahotsavam in New Jersey, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix company, and Cleveland Aradhana festival. Her students perform in various prestigious sabhas and festivals in India, such as Kartik fine Arts, Anusham arts academy, Parthasarathy swami Sabha, Hamsadwani, Giri fine arts and so on. Over the years she has brought several dance gurus from India in order to further enhance the knowledge and skills of her students.