• Working as "Dance Lecturer" at Department of Dance, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.
  • Extending the Services as "Hostel Warden " for Triveni Research Scholars Hostel, and Executive Member of Academic Staff Association Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.
  • Pusuing "PhD Dance(Dance Therapy)" from Department of Dance, Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts and Communication, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.
  • Apart from working and Research, he is a Dance performer, Trainer, Choreographer and a Nattuvanar.


  • "** Graded Artist **" of Doordarshan.
  • " Awarded '** GOLD MEDAL **' for Mphil Dance " from Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • "** Natya Kowmudi Award **" from Abhinaya Nrutya Bharathi, Elur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • "** Bharateeya Natya Mayuri Award **" from Kalanilayam, Chilakaluripet, Andhra Pradesh.
  • "** Natya Mayuram **" from Nrityathi Kalakshetram, Bhilai, Chattisgarh.
  • "** National Nritya Shiromani **" from Cuttack Mahotsav, Cuttack, Orissa.


Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

  • 18th July 2010 - Shatarupa Celebrations - Vijayawada - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 22nd May 2010 - Railway Anniversary Celebrations - Rail Kalarang - Secunderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 18th April 2010 - Mantralayam Temple Brahmotsava Celebrations - Mantralayam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 10th & 11th April 2010 - Shiridi Sai Baba Temple Anniversary Celebrations - Kakinada - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 04th January 2010 - Engineering College - Gudlavalleru - Vijayawada - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 19th December 2009 - Marghazi Festival - Chennai - Tamil Nadu.
  • 22nd to 24th November 2009 - Kuchipudi Dance Festival - Bangalore - Karnataka.
  • 25th October 2009 - Naada Neerajanam - Tirupathi - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 11th October 2009 - Tirupathi Brahmotsavam - Tirupathi - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 09th September 2009 - Vyshaki Dance Festival - Vishakapatnam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 19th August 2009 -
  • 28th July 2009 - Chowdaiah Memorial Hall - Bangalore - Karnataka.
  • 10th July 2009 - Margazi Festival - Chennai - Tamil Nadu.
  • 10th June 2009 - Ashok nagar - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 24th May 2009 - Nrutyanjali-2009 - Vijayawada - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 22nd and 23rd May 2009 - Bharateeya Natya Mayuri Award Felicitation Celebrations - Chilakaluripet - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 5th May 2009 Dwaraka Tirumala Brahmotsavam Celebrations - Dwaraka Tirumala - West Godavari - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 18th April 2009 - Bangalore - Karnataka.
  • 15th April 2009 - ISKCON Brahmotsava Celebrations - ISKCON Temple - Bangalore - Karnataka.
  • 10th April 2009 - Narada Gana Sabha - Chennai - Tamil Nadu.
  • 27th March 2009 - Ugadi Celebrations -Delhi Telugu Academy - New Delhi.
  • 28th February 2009 - Sri Krishnadevaraya Festival - Srikakulam - Krishna District - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 26th February 2009 - Shivaraatri Celebrations - Srikalahasthi - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 18th February 2009 - Vizak Steel Plant Anniversary Celebrations - Vishakapatnam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 5th February 2009 - Department of Culture - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 17th - 20th January 2009 - Stambhadri Festival - Khammam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 16th January 2009 - Swamiji's Birthday Celebrations - Bangalore - Karnataka.
  • 10th January 2009 - World Telugu Celebrations - Vijayawada - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 4th - 5th January 2009 - Kuchipudi Mahotsav - Kuchipudi - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 27th December 2008 - TANA Celebrations - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 14th December 2008 - Surabhi Festival - Rajahmundry - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 13th December 2008 - Natya Kowmudhi Award Felicitation Celebrations - Elur - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 4th December 2008 - Kalabhaarathi Celebrations - Vishakapatnam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2nd - 3rd December 2008 - Telugu Bhasha Brahmotsavaalu - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 26th November 2008 - Ammavaari Brahmotsavam - Tirupathi - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 18th - 25th November 2008 - World Performing Arts Festival - Lahore - Pakisthan.
  • 2nd November 2008 - Khadir Ali Bhaig Festival - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 25th October 2008 - Sidhendra Kalakshetra - Vijayawada - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 23rd October 2008 - 31st Doordarshan Anniversary Celebrations - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 18th October 2008 - All India Saree Mela - Shilparamam - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 12th October 2008 - Dashara Navaraatri Festival Celebrations - Srisailam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 8th October 2008 - Tirupathi Brahmotsava Celebrations - Tirupathi - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 5th October 2008 - India's first Mobil Service Center Inauguration Celebrations - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 12th September 2008 - Vinayakachaviti Festival Celebrations - Kaanipakam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • 13th August 2008 - 5th Anniversary Celebrations of Infotech - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh.
  • American Telugu Association - Hyderabad, Nellore – Andhra Pradesh.
  • TANA Festivals celebrated at Guntur and Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Hampi festival (Organised by Sangeeta Nataka Academy, Government of India) – Hampi – Karnataka.
  • Kalachakra Festival – Amaravati- Andhra Pradesh.
  • Vengi Festival – Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Stambadri Khammam Festival, 2005, 2006,2007 – Khammam – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Golden Steps Dance Festival – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Dusserah Navaratri Festival - Ahmedabad, Surat, Patan - Gujarat.
  • Secunderabad Carnival- Secunderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Andhra Music Academy - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Brahmostava Festival – Tirupathi – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Shivaratri Festival – Srisailam – Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1st Asian Games - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Asian Development Bank Meet – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • International Doctors Conference (Organised by ICCR, Government of India) – Hyderabad –Andhra Pradesh.
  • International Telugu Congress – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • 26th & 27 th India International Trade Fare – New Delhi.
  • All India Doctor’s Meet - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • All India Crafts mela, Shilparamam – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • H.A.L. Telugu Sammelan – H.A.L.- Bangalore- Karnataka.
  • Surajkund Craft Mela- Surajkund- Delhi.
  • YES Regional Forum - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • 75 years Dandi March Celebrations – Baroda - Gujarat.
  • 10th National Youth Festival – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • All India Women’s welfare Conference, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Government of Gujarat and Sangeeta Nataka Academy, Governmant of India.
  • Telugu Mahasabhalu - Bellary, Hampi, Hospet – Karnataka.
  • Telugu Saahiti Samskruti Vedukalu – Tirupathi – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Asmitha Resource center for women – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • ITC Annual Meet – Bhadrachalam - Andhra Pradesh.
  • IICT Annual Meet - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Godavari Puskaraalu - Rajahmundry – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Nandi Awards - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ugadi Puraskaars - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Shivaratri Festivals, Achanta, Paalakollu- Rajamundry – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ugadi celebrations, Department of Culture – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Department of Culture - Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Department of Culture - Vijayawada – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ravindrabharathi anniversary celebrations – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ballari Raghava anniversary celebrations – Bellary – Karnataka.
  • Akkineni Nageshwar Rao Birthday celebrations – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Launching of Online Kuchipudi dance classes ( – Hyderabad Andhra P Pradesh.
  • AIDS Conference, Ravindra Bharathi – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • AP Formation Day Celebrations – New DelhiIndia.
  • 27th India International Trade Fare – New DelhiIndia.
  • ATA Vedukalu Celebrations – Guntur & Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Palnaadu Celebrations, Palnaadu – Guntur District – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ugadi Celebrations, FNCC- Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ugadi Celebrations, Vishakapatnam – Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ugadi Celebrations, Hospet – Karnataka.
  • Golconda Festivals – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.
  • 24hrs Dance Ballet “Panchakanya” for World Record, Ravindra Bharathi – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh.


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About Me

Vijayapal -- The Dancing Marvel

“Expressing the language of soul with subtle yet powerful expressions; graceful yet stern footwork” is Vijayapal Pathloth - The Dancing Marvel.

              An exceptional artiste of today’s generation, Vijayapal is an accomplished, prolific and promising dancer in the Kuchipudi art form, who aspires to reach the higher standards of perfection in the field of Dance.  Though he was born into a family, which had no roots in art, he groomed himself into a highly talented dancer with his passion and dedication. He took to dance at a very later stage in his life, but very soon made a mark for himself in the world of dance with his eloquent expressions and supple body movements. In his performance one finds a fine synthesis of angika and abhinaya along with a unique aharya, which pervades all the aspects of his dance-technique, gives him, an edge over his peers. Today, he is acknowledged as one among those few noteworthy male dancers, who have made a niche in the world of dance carrying forward this vibrant dance tradition.

  Vijayapal is known for his winsome stage presence and enchanting presentation which have earned him admiration from all age groups of dance fraternity. He has essayed several lead roles in different Dance drams and his ability to portray different roles and characters has won him several opportunities to perform individually and with many eminent and noted artistes and gurus of the highest caliber. Vijayapal has a long list of highly enthralling and appreciated performances and lectures in several prestigious platforms. He is a multifaceted talented artiste, who wears multiple hats with ease as a performer, trainer, choreographer, nattuvanar, research scholar and an academician.

  Vijayapal is very fortunate to have learnt the subtle nuances and intricacies of dance from various renowned gurus both professionally and academically. He flagged off his dance journey with Sri Chinta Adinarayana Sharma and Smt. Prasanna Rani and continued to hone his skills under the tutelage of Smt. Manju Bhargavee. He pursued his academic career in dance under the inspiring guidance of internationally acclaimed artists and gurus like Dr. Alekhya Punjala, Sri Bhagavatula Sethuram and Professor Jonnalagadda Anuradha. He has the good fortune of learning Nattuvangam from the highly respected guru Late Sri Mahankali Mohan.

All through his artistic journey, Vijayapal continued to be an avid student learning intricate nuances of dance from many illustrious gurus like Sri Kalkrishna, Padmasri Dr. Shobha Naidu, Sri Vedantam Ramalinga Shastry and many more.

  Besides being a recipient of several awards and titles and a graded artiste of Doordarshan, he stands apart amongst his artistic peers for his excellence in academics. Vijayapal has a strong foundation in both theory and practice of dance too. He holds a Masters degree in Dance and Business Management, and MPhil degrees in Dance and Tourism Management, and is the recipient of a Gold Medal for his significant work in MPhil Dance. He has qualified NET and JRF from UGC, Government of India.

  He is currently pursuing PhD in Dance from Hyderabad Central University, while working as a faculty in the Department of Dance, Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.  He has published papers in National and International Journals and books and has also conducted seminars and workshops on dance at various places furthering his academic pursuit.

  Vijayapal has worked with more than 20 Eminent Dance personalities in more than 50 Dance dramas both traditional and innovative and played more than 30 characters to his credit.

  He has choreographed Dance Ballets like Ramyam Dashavidha Rupam, Milita Natyam, Vigneshwara Vaibhavam, Natya Vaibhavam, Natya Sangamam and Kuchipudi Vaibhavam apart from choreographing several solo and group numbers. He has trained various students, employees of different schools, institutions and corporate companies for their events. Vijayapal has assisted various Gurus in choreography and organizing of Dance Ballets, Group and Solo productions. He has also Judged several Dance competitions.

  His versatility as an artiste helps Vijayapal to bring to life exquisite performances as a solo, duet, group and dance dramas with all the elements of Kuchipudi dance on various prestigious National and International platforms.

Having been blessed with innate artistic talent, he shows promise of being one of the most committed and outstanding artists in the field of dance, way above his peers and contemporaries in times to come, winning rich laurels both from laymen and connoisseurs of dance for his innovative, traditional and experimental themes.

  With over 1000 performances to his credit, he is one of the rising stars of the present generation who has proved his mettle time and again his ability at aesthetic presentation of dance.  Vijayapal is undoubtedly a dancer par excellence.

Academic Profile
Þ Pursuing PhD in Dance (Dance Therapy with specific reference to the therapeutic effect of the hasta mudras) from Department of Dance, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Þ Completed M Phil in Dance from Department of Folk Arts, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Þ Completed M Phil in Tourism Management from Madhurai Kamaraj University, Madhurai, Tamil Nadu.
Þ Completed MA in Dance (Kuchipudi Dance) from Department of Dance, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Þ Completed MBA (Human Resources and Marketing) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana.

About Dance

Dance is an art. It is one among the 64 arts, but plays a very vital role. Categorically dance is the last one in the fine arts, but the rest of them are related in one way or the other with dance. Dance gains vocal gestures from poetry and music, sculptural gestures from sculpture and painting. Thus it becomes a pitch of all fine arts as they have no alternative than to mix themselves with dance hence it is called a 'Unified art'.

The basic purpose of dance or any fine art is to afford pleasure. As dance is witnessed through performance it is called as the “Performing Art”. Dance is a process of blossoming, unfolding of meanings, an art of expressing varied emotions and feelings through the movement of hands, feet and the facial expressions. It reflects the human nature in all forms of life. The knowledge, sculpture, study, music, action etc are perfectly balanced in dance. It represents a miniature world. Bharata’s Natya Shastra says that ‘dance’ give solace and peace to the dejected and depressed.

India is a land of dances. Dance has a unique place in the artistic life of people since ages. Indian classical dance system as a whole reflects Indian mythology, philosophy, history, music, literature, sculpture, painting and human psychology. It is developed with the rich cultural heritage in a systematic and scientific way. In every nook and corner, we find some kind of dance pertaining to that place, blending in it all the specialties and uniqueness of the surroundings. The classic forms of dance, specific to each region in India, show how dance blended and intertwined with Indian life style.

Kuchipudi is a fascinating Indian dance form that combines the intricate movements of classical dance with the narrative theatrical elements of drama. The result is a unique dance form that is easy to understand narrative in style, with fast rhythms, vivid expressions, and intricate graceful movements. Kuchipudi originated as a dance drama form from the tiny hamlet of the same name, situated near the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh and was performed by traveling groups. The themes were religious and the dancers enjoyed the patronage of rulers but were also exposed to feudal exploitation.

This dance form is rich in its artistic expression, immense absorption of character, flexible style, perfect rhythmic sense and a blend of expression and footwork. The Kuchipudi style of dance is strictly based on the principles of Natya Shastra of Bharata Muni. The specialty of this dance form lies both in its repertoire and technique. The repertoire consists of Kalaapas, Yakshaganas, present day dance dramas and solo items. The flexibility of Kuchipudi art form caters to the needs of the society at a specific point of time.

The Kalaapas – Bhamakalaapam and Golla kalaapam – were one of the firsts of Kuchipudi repertoire, which revolves around an incident. These Kalaapams, especially Bhamakalaapam, proved to be raison de ’ tre of Kuchipudi. Gollakalaapam, with a theme, which is social satire on caste hierarchy, gave a different social dimension to the themes of Kuchipudi.

The Yakshaganaas are involved with a variety of characters such as the folk, mythological and historical, giving scope to variety in movement patterns, costumes and décor. The Sangeeta Nataka Academy’s efforts resulted in the emergence of the present day dance dramas in Kuchipudi, which are based on the Yakshaganaas. The dance dramas with effective body movements and abhinaya made the cosmopolitan audiences appreciate and understand Kuchipudi dance as opposed to the dialogue oriented Yakshaganaas. Another significant development in Kuchipudi dance is the emergence of the solo system as a separate steam. The efforts of savants like Chinta Venkataramayya, Vedantam Lakshminarayana, Vempati Ventkatanarayana and Vempati Chinna Satyam need to be remembered in the context of this myriad transformation of Kuchipudi form.

Kuchipudi dance is said to be unified art form with Navarasas (the nine sentiments) and Chaturvidhaabhinaya (four kinds of expressions) being interpreted giving importance to both Lokadharmi and Natyadharmi. Today, the solo repertoire of Kuchipudi is more prevalent than the dance-drama form. The future of Kuchipudi rests on its ability to appeal to large audiences by adapting to the new and fast changing world we live in, without changing the basic essence of the Kuchipudi style.