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Amy Kumar

Artist Name: Amy Kumar
School/Organization: Prerana Pratibha

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Amy Kumar started her journey in Kuchipudi in 1999 under the guidance of Sri. S. K Raghavachari until 2001 and later on with Smt. P.B Krishna Bharathi until 2005 at Pallavi Academy of Fine Art, Habsiguda – Hyderabad. She is currently training under Dr. Anupama Kylash (since 2005). She has also trained in Veena (since 2001) from Guru Vidhushi Smt. Padma Rangaswamy and Keyboard from Gurus Shri Prabhakar and Shri Dinakar and completed certificate exams for the same.

She has taken part in a number of Dance Ballets and group performances. Also given a lot of solo performances in an around the country. Currently she is training students in Kuchipudi in an organization started by her in 2006 – Prerana Pratibha (an institute focusing on promoting young talent in the field of music and dance). She is a Doordarshan graded Artiste. She is a well known face in the field of classical dance in the twin cities and has been asked to judge many dance competitions and also choreograph many dance pieces (Classical and Contemporary)

She has won several prizes in All India Dance and music competitions
She has completed her Masters in Biomedical Genetics from Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore in 2012 and is a Gold Medalist. She is currently working as a research Associate at Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Hyderabad.

Few prominent performances:

·       Solo Dance Recital – Brig. M.K Rao Memorial Hall, Sainikpuri
·       Solo Dance Recital – Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad
·       35th All India Competitionsin Music and Dance, Sundarayya Kala Nilayam – Hyderabad. Consolation prize in Kuchipudi (Junior Section)
·       NTR Awards Function, City Central Library, Hyderabad
·       36th All India Competitionsin Music and Dance, Sundarayya Kala Nilayam – Hyderabad. Consolation prize in Kuchipudi (Junior Section)
·       Aagrahanugraham, Dance Ballet, Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, Hyderabad
·       Kalaa Kiranalu 20, Sundarayya Kala Nilyam, Hyderabad
·       XXXVII Annual Conference on Information Communication Technology and Teacher education , Platinum Jubilee Comploex Auditorium, Osmania University, Hyderabad
·       Cultural Programme at Confederation of Indian Industry – Patnership Summit, Shilparamam, Hyderabad. Organized by department of Tourism Government of Andhra Pradesh
·       Ranga Pravesham (Arangetram) organized by Pallavi Academy of Fine Arts at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad
·       Kaliya Mardhanam, Dance Ballet, Studio Recording at Doordarshan Kendra.
·       (Role of Krishna)
·       Veena And Kuchipudi Dance Recital – Organised by vani Nritya Niketan at Pothana Auditorium, Warangal
·       Padavalai of Bhanusingh, dance ballet choreographed by Dr. Anupama Kylash. Organised by Department of Culture, government of Andhra Pradesh and bangiya Sanskriti Sangha, Secunderabad at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad
·       Kuchipudi Dance Recital at Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, Hyderabad – Organised by Rock Films International – Secunderabad
·       Padavalai of Bhanusingh, dance ballet choreographed by Dr. Anupama Kylash. Organised by Nuclear Fuel Complex at their auditorium – Hyderabad
·       Ganesh Navarathrotsavam at Ganesh temple – Hyderabad
·       Kaliya Mardhanam , dance ballet choreographed by Smt. P. B Krishna Bharathi at Mahathi Auditorium. Organised by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams – Navarathri Brahmotsavam Celebration – Tirupati
·       Andhra Kala Vaibhavam – Kuchipudi Dance Ballet choreographed by Natyacharya Sri Krishna Kumar. Andhra Pradesh Formation Day Celebrations at A.P. Bhawan, New Delhi
·       Kuchipudi Dance Recital at Pingle Venkatram reddy Hall – Hyderabad
·       Kuchipudi Dance Recital – Organised By Shri Ram Chit Funds – Lonavla –
·       Dance Recital at Jalavihar, Necklace Road. Organsied by Department of Culture, government of Andhra Pradesh – Hyderabad
·       Kuchipudi Dance Ballet on the occasion of Sankranthi for Doordarshan Kendra. Studio recording & staged at jalavihar, necklace Road, Hyderabad–
·       Nishagandhi Festival. The annual mega cultural event conducted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerela, at Thiruvanathapuram from 6th to 14th April. Amy Kumar performed Kuchipudi solo items and 4 four group dance items as a part of Natyacharya Krishna Kumar’s troupe
·       Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum – Kuchipudi Dance Ballet choreographed by Dr. Anupama Kylash at Rvindra Bharathi – Hyderabad
·       Kuchipudi Dance Recital at St. Pious Degree College. Organised by Prerana Pratibha – Hyderabad
·       Lecture Demonstration at Centre for Cultural Resources and Training – Hyderabad. Workshop entitled “Role of Schools in conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage.”
·       Anubhav – Images – Kuchipudi Dance Feature at Platinum Jubilee Complex Auditorium, Osmania University, Hyderabad at the Seminar on “Examination Reforms in Higher Education” organized by University Grants Commission, New Delhi and Osmania University, Hyderbad.
·       Natavesha Krishna, Kuchipudi Dance Ballet choreographed by Padma Bhushan Smt. SwapnaSundari at Thyagaraya Gana Sabha
·       Ekta, Kuchipudi Balletic Feature choreographed by Padma Bhushan Smt. Swapnasundari at Brahmotsav Celebrations at Ranganathaswamy Mandir, Rangabagh, Hyderabd
·       Kuchipudi Dance Recital at Shiparamam Hyderabad
·       These are just a few of the many performances. She has also performed at many corporate Events for Companies like Satyam, Infosys, Celestica Electronics etc