Anuradha Naimpally is an experienced dance soloist, choreographer, collaborator, educator and social practitioner. She connects modern audiences of all ages to the ancient arts of India through her organization Austin Dance India (ADI). She and her students present moving performances in the classical Bharata Natyam style at concert halls and festivals across the state. Naimpally also organizes interactive educational programs for youth at schools and libraries.
A recipient of numerous awards—including the Canada Council’s Jacqueline LeMieux Prize—Naimpally has been named Best Dancer by the Austin Area Critics’ Circle and one of the “Movers and Shakers” in the Arts by the Austin Chronicle. She is a recognized artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster and holds the title of “Sringara Mani” (Artistic Jewel) in India. In 2018, she received an Artistic Innovations Grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance and was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame.