"Bharatanatyam, a divine art form is Prathibha's passion, her life. A prime disciple of Prof.M.R.Krishnamurthy, Prathibha has been learning and teaching at Kalakshithi for the past 14 years, which is situated sedately in Bangalore's busy Basavanagudi. Her initial training started under Smt. Padmini Hariharan at the tender age of 5.
Prathibha has innumerable performances to her credit and has participated in many dance festivals. A proud recipient of the Aryabhata Award, she has also received many prizes in numerous competitions. She is a graded artist of Doordarshan and has completed her Vidwath examination conducted by Karnataka Education Board. She is an 'A' graded artist empanelled on the Song and Drama Division, Government of India and has performed in a number of festivals organized by them all over the country. Prathibha has given many solo as well as group performances with Nrityanjali Muscat, Kalakshithi Bangalore and many other organizations.
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She has also had a stint as an examiner for the Dance Exams conducted by the Karnataka State Secondary Education Board. Prathibha is also an accomplished Natuvangam artist and a dedicated teacher and aspires to be the torch bearer for the Kalakshetra style of dance in future.
To top it all she has a Masters Degree in Human Development and is actively pursuing her second masters in Fine Arts from KalaiKaveri Univeristy, Trichi as a part of Distance Learning programme.
- Sultanate of Oman(Muscat),Mysore Dasara 1998,Spring music festival conducted by Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir, Sri Devagiri sangeetha sabha, Vasudevachar centenary celebrations, Dussera at ISKON temple 2003,Ramamahotsav at Janardhan Swamy temple at Basarikatte - 2004 and Natyanjali annual festival2005 in Chidambaram.
- The Indian Institute of World Culture,Ankura 2002,Vidhya Institute of performing arts,Udayonmukhi youth festival 2003,Yuva Saurabha conducted by the department of Kannada and Culture,Yuva Nrityotsava 2004 conducted by Ponnaiah Lalitha Kala Academy, ICCR, Samskutika Saurabha conducted by the Department of Kannada Culture, Bramhotsava- ISKCON 2005,Nritya Koustubha conducted by the Paryaya Sri Adimaaru matha in association with Nrityaniketana-Udupi,Gayana Samaj centenary celebration 2005,navarathri sangeethanrityotsava-2005 conducted by yashwanthpur gayathri temple, Chennai Kalakshetra, Aryabhata yuva sangeetha nrityotsava 2006 at bangalore,Tunga mahotsav 2006 at Shimoga, Gadinadu Utsava 2006 at MM hills,Nudi habba at Hampi,Maargasheershotsav 2007,aryabhata yuva sangeetha nrityotsava 2007 at Mysore.
- Participated in the Bharatanatyam Mahotsava-2002 conducted by the Sangeeth Natak Academy and Department of Kannada and Culture, Karnataka Nritya Kala Parishat silver jubilee celebration-2004,Mahabharata utsav-2005 organised by Mahabharata samshodhana pratisthanam,Krsna-Dance festival by International Dance Alliance in association with Padmalaya Centre for Performing Arts,silver jubilee function celebration of The Art of Living.
- Vijayanagara vaibhava dance ballet at Hampi utsava 2003, Hampi Utsav 2004,2005 2006 and 2007, Karnataka Vaibhava dance ballet at the Chalukhya Utsav 2004 at Bagalkot, Lakkundi Utsava 2006 at Gadag by the Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, KinKini Nrityotsav 2007 and many more.
# 5214, Vedavathi
Banashankari - III Stage III
Phase, V Block, II Cross
Bangalore - 560085