Deepa Hegde, who entered the field of Bharatanatyam at the age of six under Vidushi Smt. Sahana Bhat and from past 4 years she is being trained under Guru Karnataka Kalashri Vidwan Shri. Sathyanarayana Raju, a world renowned exponent of Bharatanatyam. Deepa has completed Vidwat grade in Bharatanatyam from Karnataka Secondary Education and currently she is pursuing MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Bharatanatyam . She is an acclaimed 'B' Grade artist of Dooradarshan.
Some of the highlights in Deepa's dancing career include:
Arangetram in 2005 (Totagar's Hall,Sirsi)
Passed Junior, Senior and Vidwat examinations (with Distinction)
Winner of 'Bala Pratibha' and 'Kishore Pratibha' at the division level.
Winner of the 'Yuva Pratibha' at the state level competition conducted by Kannada and Cultural Department 2005.
She got the privilege to dance with Dr Vasundhara Doraswamy, Mysore in 'Pallvaotsava' in Surya namaskara dance production in 2007.
She has given her solo performance in Chandana TV.
She has performed in 'Divya Deepawali' dance drama in Doordarshan .
She has given performances in many Utsavas like : Pallavotsava, Yuva Chetana, Karawali Utsava, Kadambotsava, Sonda Utsava, Navaratri Utsava etc.
She received 'Ravi Datar Puraskara' from Natyanjali Nritya Kala Kendra, Hubli.
She also gives private dance lessons and choreographs the dance to children and dance aspirants.