Yasaswini Sree Gade began her training in Kuchipudi Dance at the age of five years under the guidance of Dr. Maddali Usha Gayatri, Director, Nrutya Kinnera. Her Guru played a major role in shaping Yasaswini’s interest in dance. The artist’s parents G. Prakash and G. Pavani have encouraged her to perform at various programs and helped her in managing her studies and dance.
She was selected for CCRT (Centre for Cultural and Resources Training) Scholarship under CTSS Scheme in the year 2017-18 and completed her Certificate Course from PS Telugu University with Distinction in 2019. She also received Scholarship from her school, Delhi Public School, Nacharam through dance and academics and held the post of Cultural Ambassador in her school.
She performed her Rangapravesam in 2015 under the guidance of her Guru and in the presence of Kalatapasvi Dr. K. Viswanath garu and Padma Shri Dr. Sobha Naidu garu. She was also a part of numerous ballets of her Institute. She played the role of Krishna in “Yasodha Krishna”, little Goda in “Goda Kalyanam”, Markandeya in “Siva bhakta Markandeya” and many solo and group performances. She has performed solos at Vargal Temple, Sri Raja Rajeswara Temple, Vemulawada and Chilkur Balaji Temple.
Yasaswini was also a part of the prestigious festivals like Soorya and Natyanjali, Chidambaram. She also performed in Nadaneerajanam thrice and in many cultural festivals across India. She has learnt various dance numbers like Keertanas, Tarangams, Thillanas, Varnams and was also part of Nrutya Kinnera’s Project, Kalinga Narthana – Oothukadu Sapta Raga Ratnalu with her dance mate and received appreciation from various gurus.
She is presently studying in 2nd year intermediate in Bi. P.C stream and is also training for Diploma course in Kuchipudi Dance. Apart from academics, she wants to pursue her dance.
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