Anuradha Naimpally, Bharata Natyam dance soloist, collaborator, and educator, is an experienced performer worldwide. From concert halls to school cafeterias, libraries to universities, Anuradha connects this 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 ‘Artistic Jewel’ in India. She has been named and nominated Best Dancer by the Austin Area Critics’ Circle numerous times. Anuradha offers a traditional formal solo concert introduced with demonstrative explanations, performed in authentic costumes to recorded music that can be modified for intimate spaces. Sacred Earth Stories, an ensemble production with multimedia, connects ancient earth mythologies to current climate issues and is suited for theater spaces. Her Arts in Education presentation is popular in schools, libraries, and museums. Moving Myths of India is an engaging, interactive children’s show for all ages, highlighting mythology through storytelling embellished with creative hand symbols, rhythms, and cultural values of India, performed in colorful costume. Live musical accompaniment is available on request. Anuradha has an MFA in Dance and also offers master classes, workshops, and lecture-demonstrations at the high school and university level. Photo by Sadu Bajekal.

Additional information



Contact name

Anuradha Naimpally

Contact address

5602 N Scout Island Cir Austin TX 78731

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Public performance

$2500 – $6000

School performance

$650 – $1200

Workshop fees

$750 – $2000

Travel per diem lodging

$500 – $2000




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller

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