Performing Arts: Dancer, Spoken Word, Storyteller; Cultural specialist
Anuradha Naimpally MFA, is a Bharata Natyam dance soloist, collaborator, educator, and experienced touring artist. From concert halls to school cafeterias, libraries to universities, Anuradha connects the ancient art of India to modern audiences of all ages through engaging explanations and moving performances. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Jacqueline LeMieux Prize from the Canada Council and the title of “Sringara Mani” (Artistic Jewel) in India. She has been named and nominated Best Dancer by the Austin Area Critics’ Circle numerous times. Anuradha offers traditional solo concerts of original pieces as well as contemporary presentations set to current day poetry. Her Arts in Education presentation, Moving Myths of India, is an engaging interactive children’s show for all ages, highlighting mythology through storytelling. A member of the global Artist Twenty Thirty Network, she engages in social practice projects that aim toward inspiring girls’ empowerment and social change. She is Artistic Director of Austin Dance India.