Punyaprabha is a passionate Odissi dancer & is a Member of the prestigious global forum, International Dance Council, UNESCO . She started her Odissi dance training at the tender age of six and had her first stage performance at the age of seven. She has performed in various prestigious dance festivals across India.
She has completed her VISHARAD in Odissi from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidhayala, Mumbai. She has received several accolades for her artistic and academic achievements. She has been recognized & received scholarships as Young Artist in Performing Arts from Government of India. She was actively involved in electronic media & was an accredited junior artist for DOORDARSHAN. Punyaprabha has acted in Odia movies Basanta Rasa, Jai Phula & Indradhanu ra Chhai. She was awarded the best supporting actress for her accomplished work in the movie “INDRADHANU RA CHHAI” (the shadow of the rainbow) which was also screened at Cannes film festival
Punyaprabha has also completed her Master’s degree in Psychology & Bachelor’s degree in Education. She is actively involved in teaching, and is passionate to work with specially abled children’s. For her Odissi is a way of life. As an artist, she believes in discipline, spontaneity, technical clarity & creative freedom. She believes that dancing should first and foremost be a source of joy and a way of getting closer to the divine.
The Odissi training modules are designed by Punyaprabha after taking into consideration all the finer aspects of this beautiful art form. She is an instructor par excellence who brings the best out of her students through patience, love & affection.
Her mission is to reach out to a million kids across the globe to make them smile & happy during these challenging times & to imbibe in them a positive bent of mind.
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ODISSI BEGINNERS BLUEPRINT will introduce you to the scintillating world of Odissi (Indian Classical Dance form) which is a combination of subtle, graceful movements , rhythmic footwork , stylish hand gestures and beautiful expressions. The interactive modules will make you familiar with the basics of this scintillating dance form. Click the button below to access the online Odissi course. LET’S GET STARTED…..