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The Alaya Project

Roopa is a regular feature in The Alaya Project, bringing Carnatic and crossover vocals to the smooth grooves of the Bay Area-based band, led by percussionist Rohan Krishnamurthy (mridangam, drumkit, kanjira, konnakol) and featuring Prasant Radhakrishnan (saxophone) and Colin Hogan (piano, accordian). They have performed in venues such as SF Jazz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Joe's Pub, and more.


The Maze

Roopa is composer and vocalist for Surabhi Bharadwaj's The Maze, which under the cutting-edge direction of Bangalore-based Veena Basavarajaiah, interrogates the journey of the woman as she navigates self-image, femininity, motherhood, and more. The project, which began through the Deborah Slater residency in 2022 won "Best Music Composition" from the Isadora Duncan Awards in the Bay Area in 2022.



Roopa was blessed to sing for exquisite Odissi dancer Bijayini Satpathy. Hailed by the New York Times and New Yorker as one of the most masterful dancers in the world, Bijayini premiered her choreographic work, Vibhanga, in Feburary 2021 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.


She's Auspicious

Roopa performs as vocalist and movement artist in She's Auspicious, a powerful dance theater work by Mythili Prakash exploring the demands placed on women who have to live up to the all-encompassing, yet excruciating, myth of the Goddess. After a successful residency in Colorado Springs in early 2024, She's Auspicious tours Utah, Philadelphia, and Sadler's Wells (London) in 2024/25.


Let the Crows Come

Roopa is a vocalist in Bharatanatyam dancer Ashwini Ramaswamy's production, Let the Crows Come, which was named “best in dance” in 2021 per the Washington Post. Roopa performs alongside dancers Alanna Morris-Van Tessel (West African/Modern) and Berit Ahlgreen (Gaga), as well as amazing musicians, Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Rohan Krishnamurthy (percussion), Brent Arnold (cello), and Jace Clayton (electronics).

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