Trupthi Panickor is a professionally trained Indian classical dancer in all the south Indian classical dance styles and the traditional theatrical art forms of Kerala, such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, and Kathakali. She grew up dancing from the very tender age of 4. She has been performing in several stages all over India and the US. She has also performed across the globe in countries like France, Bangkok, and Singapore etc. She is the recipient of several state level and national awards in India, the Yuvaratna award in 2003 and the Singarmani National award in 2009 and The Natyapoorna Award in 2018 are to name a few. The University of Kerala recognized her in the year 2011 as Kalathilakam of the year and she is also the winner of Miss Kerala Miss Talent title in the same year. She is a B-Grade Artist of Govt of India.
She is the disciple of the world renowned dancing couple Padbhushan The Dhananjayans in Bharatanatyam. She started her training in Kuchipudi under Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam and is now the disciple of Kishore Mosalakanti. Dr Neena Prasad is her Guru in Mohiniyattam and her training in Kathakali is under Kottayam Bhagyanath.
Known for her “natural abinya” (facial expression) and technique she feels she has much to offer to the community here in Albuquerque and introduce them to the joy of Indian dances. Indian classical Natya of Bharatanatyam is performed both by men as well as women equally. Her classes are carefully crafted to obtain the best technique easily and attain perfection. She is also known for nurturing her students to blossom into confident and mature dancers. She is also proficient in the theory aspect of the Indian dances and is always open for anyone interested in exploring its depth.