Dancer | Performer | Teacher
Prathyusha is the founder of Laasyam Kuchipudi Dance Academy. She started this academy with an aim to create wider representation for Kuchipudi through performing, mentoring and teaching.
Based in Canada (Guelph, ON), her strength lies in instilling dedication through rigorous practice of the art form using fun and simple teaching methods. She began her dance journey at the age of 4 by learning different dance forms like Andhra Natyam and Bharatanatyam. She began her Kuchipudi journey in 2003 learning Padma Bhushan Sri Vempati Chinnasatyam’s style under the tutelage of Smt. Uma Devulapally followed by Smt. Vimmi Eeswar and Smt. Padmavani Mosalikanti.
With a Masters’ in Quality Management, Prathyusha strives to achieve a balance between home, work and dance. She received many accolades that include Balaratna award and Guiness World records for dance. Having performed at various prestigious festivals globally, she is happy to have found a place that enables her to pass down the knowledge of this vibrant and graceful art form to her students.