V Soumyasree – Bharata Natyam & Kuchipudi danseuse.
A member of International Dance Council (CID) UNESCO, Paris.
A Bharata Natyam and kuchipudi danseuse, V Soumyasree is a Postgraduate in classical dance Bharata Natyam 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 Kuchipudi started at an early age under guru Dr. Rajyalakshmi Seth, Mumbai and attended workshops and performance repertories under the guidance Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee Dr Uma Rama Rao, Hyderabad. She has been training students and choreographing for the last eighteen 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. Having numerous performances in India at various festivals to her credit , she has also performed and conducted workshops abroad. She has successfully conducted many workshops and lecture-demonstrations and taught students of diverse countries in Mumbai, Rishikesh,Mussoorie, Kanpur, Hyderabad and presently in Aurangabad. She has choreographed many ballets and dance dramas not only in different classical styles but also in folk dances and creative and contemporary dance forms. She is known for her unique choreographic ability and also written many articles for prestigious journals and dance online magazines. She was instrumental in spreading and introducing the classical dance forms of south india to the state of Uttaranchal, she has also taught many folk dances of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to the locals and school students in Mussoorie. She has worked with students of varied international cultures in some of the prestigious schools in india and choreographed many dance dramas in Hindi, Telugu, English and Sanskrit. taught and interacted with spastic children and differently abled children through dance movement therapy and also worked with rural women making theme aware of the physical health through dance movements and yogic exercises and incorporating themes like importance of organic farming, stopping of female foeticide in their dance theatre presentations. She is trying and working to evolve a language for dance in the form of notation and create awareness of dance as therapy. She has been imparting training to many students (prestigious schools and institutes) from 1990 to the present day in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Dehradun and now in Aurangabad. From the year 2007 till present, she is Adjunct Lecturer at Dept. of Dance & Drama Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University, Aurangabad. Also she is the artistic director of devmudraa – a movement school, which she has started in the year 2007 in Aurangabad to impart training in indian classical and fok dances and make dance reach all.
Awards and Achievements :
V Soumyasree , Kuchipudi & Bharata Natyam danseuse and Director of Devmudraa – a movement school , has been conferred with the Award/Title ” Nrithya Guru Kamalam ” on 12th December’09 in Chennai by the prestigious cultural organisation Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation, Mylapore, Chennai for her contribution and talent in the field of classical dances Kuchipudi and Bharata Natyam, for the last fifteen years in India.
She also gave Kuchipudi dance recital in the festival ” 4th International Kala Poshakam Utsav ” where she performed Ganesha Kautvam, Muddugare Yashoda Kirtanam by Saint Annamacharya, Ramayan Shabdam, which was well appreciated by the Chennai Rasikas.