Anuradha has been performing worldwide for over 25 years. In 1989 she was awarded the prestigious Jacqueline LeMieux Prize by the Canada Council, making her the only Indian classical dancer to receive this high honor. She was bestowed the title of Sringar Mani, “Artistic Jewel”, in Bombay after her performance at the Kal-Ke-Kalakaar Festival in 1990. Anuradha is also an active performer and collaborator in Austin today and also continues to renew her ties with the Canadian dance scene.
For 23 years Austin Dance India has been one of the premiere organizations for Indian classical dance in Central Texas for several reasons. Creative director, Anuradha Naimpally, seeks to maintain and direct connection with each student who seeks technical training in Bharata Natyam. Anuradha teaches all classes personally, carrying on the guru-sishya (teacher-disciple) tradition that she herself experienced throughout her own training.
Along with performing and teaching, Anuradha is passionate about arts in education. Her presentations are well received because she is able to connect with youth and demonstrate the inherent universality and relevance of art. For over 30 years she has conducted assembly performances, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, and master classes on Indian dance and culture in public schools, universities, museums, and libraries.