Yarasuri Lalitha Sindhuri

Yarasuri Lalitha Sindhuri

Assistant Professor, Fine and performing arts, GSHS, HYD

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  • Coordinator - Fine and performing arts, GSHS, HYD.
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She is a Kuchipudi dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She gave over 1000 performances across the country and the USA. She also pursued Dance academically and holds a doctorate in Dance from the department of Dance, University of Hyderabad. Her doctoral thesis is on “Cross-Cultural Training and its Impact on the Pedagogy and Practice of Kuchipudi Dance.” Lalitha worked as a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Scholar at Barnard College, New York City, USA for nine months as part of her research. Along with conducting her research, Lalitha, as a Fulbrighter, also performed across the USA in different dance festivals at Palo Alto, State College, New York, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Rochester. Lalitha has many awards to her credit like Balashree National Award from the former President of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Balaratna State award from the former C.M. of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Outstanding Young Person Award from JCI International, Young Woman Achiever Award. She also completed her certification in Intermediate Mat Pilates with a fully-funded scholarship from CorePilatesNYC. Lalitha was the recipient of many prestigious scholarships which include Junior &Research Fellowship(UGC), Ministry of Culture’s Scholarship for Advanced Training in Dance, NCERT Scholarship and Indira Vikas Patra.


DesignationOrganizationFrom DateTo Date
Fulbright Nehru Doctoral FellowBarnard College Columbia University Affiliation05-09-201730-05-2018
Assistant InstructorStudy in India Program University of Hyderabad01-06-201430-11-2016


Award nameAward OrganizationAwarded year
Diversity Fellowship for PilatesCore Pilates NYC2020
Performance Project for restoration of Taramati Premamati TombsU S Consulate Hyderabad2019
Funding for International Poster PresentationCultural Department Andhra Pradesh2018
FulbrightNehru Doctoral FellowshipUSIEF Fulbright2017
Natya ManjeeraSai Manjeera Arts Academy2016
Young Women Achiever AwardBJP Mahila Morcha2015
Grade BDoordarshan2014
Nritya VilasiniNrithyathi Kalakshetra2013
Junior Research FellowshipUGC2013
Scholarship for advanced trainingMinistry of Culture India2011
Outstanding Young Person AwardJCI International2011
Abhinava Rasa Dhuni titleSri Sri Sri Tridandi Ashtakshari Jeeyar Swamy2011
Nritya BharatiKalavani2010
Nritya KoumudiAbhinaya Nritya Bharati2010
Silver Rolling TrophyNavya Nataka Samiti YMCA2010
Natya Mayuri TitleRadha Madhava Rasa Ranjani2009
Balashree President AwardGovernment of India2006
NCERT National ScholarshipNCERT2006
Pratibha AwardGovernment of Andhra Pradesh2005
BalaratnaGovernment of Andhra Pradesh2004