Kuchipudi dancer J Renuka Prabhakar with over 25 years’ experience is the Founder & Director of Manjeera Dance Academy of Kuchipudi Dance. She teaches dance to students of all age groups at the three branches of the Academy in Hyderabad. As a dance teacher, Renuka Prabhakar has taught at educational institutions like D.A.V Public School, Takshasila Public School, St. Martins High School.
The Kuchipudi dancer with over 500 solo performances has choregraphed many beautiful solo pieces and ballets like Goda Kalyanam, Nava Durga, Daksha Yagnam, Flower Ballet, Durghabai Deshmukh Social Ballet, Sri Krishna Leela ballet Annamacharya Keerthanalu, Anandanarthana Ganapati, Kalinga Narthana Thillana, Social Ballets, Sri Venkateshwara Kalyanam to name a few. She has conducted and performed in many programs across the length and breadth of the country.
Renuka, who is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Kuchipudi from PS Telugu University has also done her MA and M. Phil in Kuchipudi from PSTU. She also holds a Diploma in Kuchipudi and Sathvika Abhinayam and Certificate in Kuchipudi from PSTU.
She and her students have won many awards and participated in many dance festivals.