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V Soumyasri [Bharatnatyam & Kuchipudi Exponent]

An exponent of Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi, she is a postgraduate in classical dance from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, University of Mumbai under the able guidance of Padmashri Dr. Kanak Rele . She has also cleared UGC-NET (Lectureship) examination successfully.

Her training in dance started at an early age since it is in the family, she belongs to the family of traditional Kuchipudi gurus and exponents in Hyderabad (Dr. Uma Rama Rao, Smt.Sumathy Kaushal and Dr. Rajyalakshmi Seth). She has been training students and choreographing for the last fifteen years and has traveled widely and worked in many schools/institutions and promoted the culture of dance i.e., participation, performance, perfection, preservation and progress.

She has numerous performances in India at various festivals to her credit. She has successfully conducted many workshops and lecture-demonstrations and taught students from different countries in Rishikesh and Mussoorie. Has choreographed many ballets and dance dramas not only in different classical styles but also in folk dances and fusion style.

Is known for her unique choreographic ability and also written many articles for prestigious journals and dance online magazines. At present, she is trying to create interest and general awareness of classical dance in Aurangabad by working and conducting workshops and also performing.

Her recent performance in Aurangabad was much appreciated for the poetic choreographic piece which she performed showing the plight of farmers ending their lives due to debts in Maharashtra and other states in the country. (20th Feb'07 in Chidambaram Bharata Natyam festival organized by JJ Performing Arts, Aurangabad)

Worked with spastic children by using movement therapy. Her aim is to spread the knowledge of dance not only as an art but also as a therapy and an education/vocation.