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The Team at UofSA

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Anupama Kylash, PhD

Department of Kuchipudi Dance

Dr. Anupama Kylash trained in Kuchipudi under Dr. Uma Rama Rao, and is a senior disciple of Padmabhushan Swapnasundari in...

Anupama Kylash, PhD

Department of Kuchipudi Dance

Dr. Anupama Kylash trained in Kuchipudi under Dr. Uma Rama Rao, and is a senior disciple of Padmabhushan Swapnasundari in Vilasini Natyam. She has been actively performing Kuchipudi for over 20 years and Vilasini Natyam for over 12 years. She has authored a book titled Nayikas in Kshetrayya Padams which was published by the prestigious Writers Workshop Kolkata. She has authored a second book titled, The Nayikas of Annamacharya – an Interpretation for Dance based on her doctoral thesis.

SubjectsKinesthetic and Psychic component of Indian dance with special reference to Kuchipudi, Contribution of Litterateurs to Kuchipudi, Complexities and Execution of Rhythm, Masters Thesis I, Practice of Kuchipudi Dance as a Solo and Theatre form,

C Mrunalini, Ph.D.

Department of Linguistics

Dr. C. Mrunalini retired in 2016 as Professor of Comparative Literature at Telugu University, Hyderabad. She has three M. As...

C Mrunalini, Ph.D.

Department of Linguistics

Dr. C. Mrunalini retired in 2016 as Professor of Comparative Literature at Telugu University, Hyderabad. She has three M. As ( in Telugu, English and Women studies) and a Ph.D in Telugu. She has produced 35 M.Phils and 14 Ph.Ds in her teaching career. She is a critic, translator and short story writer. Mrunalini has published 20 books which include literary criticism, short stories, social satire, novellas and translations. She has travelled all over India and abroad presenting seminar papers. (U.S.A, China, Mauritius, Malaysia and Norway).
Dr. Mrunalini is a well-known media personality in Telugu-speaking States appearing frequently on Television and Radio. She is recipient of more than 15 awards.

P. Rama Devi, PhD

Department of Kuchipudi Dance

Dr. P. Ramadevi, senior Kuchipudi Dance exponent, persuade her doctorate in Kuchipudi dance on "COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CHATHURVIDHA ABHINAYAS BETWEEN...

P. Rama Devi, PhD

Department of Kuchipudi Dance

Dr. P. Ramadevi, senior Kuchipudi Dance exponent, persuade her doctorate in Kuchipudi dance on "COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CHATHURVIDHA ABHINAYAS BETWEEN KATHAKALI AND KUCHIPUDI YAKSHAGANAS from Potti Sreeramulu TELUGU UNIVERSITY IN 2010. She established her institution Sri Sai Nataraja Academy of Kuchipudi Dance in 1989. For the last 30 years she has been teaching dance and training students to appear for certificate and diploma courses. She has authored 6 books on dance and designed a CD on Natyasastra which covers all the topics in a power point presentation. She has choreographed 28 ballets, and 8 are penned by herself. She has written many articles and presented papers on various topics in many seminars at National and International levels. She is the recipient of Kerala Sangeeta Natak Academy's Kalasree award, KEERTHI PURASKARAM from Telugu University, Jayadev Samman puraskar, Natyakalai chudar, Naatyasri , Panorama of dance and many others. She has performed in many festivals in India and in USA

SubjectsAaharyaabhinaya, History, Origin & Development of Kuchipudi Dance, Theatre art forms of Kuchpudi Dance

Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy, M.D.

Grand Benefactor

Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy is a well-known cardiologist, philanthropist and one of the most successful Indians living in the U.S. For...

Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy, M.D.

Grand Benefactor

Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy is a well-known cardiologist, philanthropist and one of the most successful Indians living in the U.S. For more than four decades Dr. Hanimireddy has been very actively helping underprivileged students both in India and the U.S. Several of these students have successfully completed their Ph.D programs. He has set up educational institutions covering Elementary to Master degree programs in arts, science and engineering to provide quality education in rural villages in India. Dr. Reddy built educational centers and dorms for female students at his alma-mater, the Medical School in Warangal, India. Dr. Reddy awards scholarships to students in Merced High School, Merced College, and University of California at Merced. He donated $1.2M to UC Merced to strengthen the medical program. The auditorium at UC Merced is named after Dr. Reddy. He is a major donor for the Theater of Merced which supports several community activities in and around Merced. Dr. Reddy came to America 45 years ago to pursue higher education. He received training in Internal Medicine in New York City, and training in Cardiology at Yale University in Connecticut. He has been practicing Cardiology for 35 years. He is honored with the Fellowship at the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Reddy has been involved with teaching graduate students and research scholars at UC Merced and UC Davis. He is providing his services as Professor of Medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Reddy has served on the Board of Trustees at UC Merced for more than 12 years.

Dr. Divyasena S

Dept. of Bharatanatyam

Dr. Divyasena, a versatile and accomplished A graded artist with a passion and flair for teaching founded the Divyanjali School...

Dr. Divyasena S

Dept. of Bharatanatyam

Dr. Divyasena, a versatile and accomplished A graded artist with a passion and flair for teaching founded the Divyanjali School of Dance in the year 1994. Her initiation into Kuchipudi happened at the Kuchipudi Arts Academy which was headed by none other than the legendary Guru Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam and in Bharatanatyam from Sri J. Sooryanarayanamoorthy. Her advanced training in Kuchipudi is now under the able guidance of Sri. Jai Kishore Mosalikanti and abhinaya was from Late Smt.Kalanidhi Narayanan. She was honoured with various titles, including Yuva Kala Bharathi, Natyacharya, Nrithya Kala Bharathi, etc. Divyasena guided Divyanjali in many dance tours across the globe such as Bangkok, Singapore, Europe, Australia, Srilanka, USA, etc. She completed her PhD in Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Dr. Ambika Kameshwar, in the year 2019.

Mamatha Kuchibhotla

Manager, Student Services

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Mamatha Kuchibhotla

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Seshulatha Kosuru, PhD

Department of Carnatic Music

Seshulatha Kosuru, PhD is a leading Carnatic singer from Andhra Pradesh. She has tuned and released many Carnatic and devotional...

Seshulatha Kosuru, PhD

Department of Carnatic Music

Seshulatha Kosuru, PhD is a leading Carnatic singer from Andhra Pradesh. She has tuned and released many Carnatic and devotional albums and has also tuned many dance ballets. She holds a PhD in music from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. She is a graded artist of Hyderabad radio station in both classical and light music. She has served as a lecturer in the Department of Music, Telugu University, since 1989.

SubjectsImprovisational aspects of Compositions and Devotional Music, Advanced Theory-2, Musical Compositions-1

Vidushi Priyadarsini Govind

Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Bharatanatyam

Smt Priyadarsini Govind a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharata Natyam is one of the foremost specialists of...

Vidushi Priyadarsini Govind

Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Bharatanatyam

Smt Priyadarsini Govind a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharata Natyam is one of the foremost specialists of Abhinaya. A disciple of S.K. Rajarathnam Pillai of the Vazhuvoor school and Kalanidhi Narayanan, she is internationally known for her saattvikabhinaya. Priyadarsini is a vibrant performer, a sensitive choreographer, a much sought-after teacher and a brilliant scholar. she has performed at dance festivals of the Music Academy, Madras.at the Khajuraho Festival and at Sangeet Natak Akademi's Swarna Samaroh. On foreign shores, Shrimati Priyadarsini has performed at prestigious events such as the Festival of India in France (1985), the Medina Festival in Tunisia (1998), the Milap Festival in Britain (2003-2005, 2007-2010), the Oriental Festival in France (2004), the Festival of India in Japan (2006), the Sifas Annual Festival in Singapore (2007), and the India Festival in the United States (2011).
Shrimati Priyadarsini Govind has received several honours for her work including the Kalaimamani title conferred by the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai ataka Manram; the Nritya Choodamani bestowed by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and many more. University of Silicon Andhra is proud to welcome her as Distinguished Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Bharata Natyam. Her presence would surely enrich the University.

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Manager, Technology Operations

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