Deepa Chellappa, 18, has been learning carnatic music since the age of 7 from Smt. Usha Char. She has given several concerts in the metropolitan area and participates regularly at Nadatarangini and the Cleveland Aradhana. She gave a full three-hour concert with accompanists from India in October 2009. Deepa is also a student of Bharatanatyam and gave her dance arangetram in August 2010. She is currently a freshman at Brown University pursuing a degree in neuroscience.