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Anupama Rao Mirle


Anupama Rao Mirle is the Executive Director and Artistic Director of NrityArpana School of Performing Arts.

EDUCATION:
1989 M.Sc. Chemistry, Regional Engg. College, Raurkela, India
1995 M.S Chemistry, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
2001 MBA Finance and Marketing, Univ. of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2015 MFA Master of Fine Arts, Bharathnatyam, Shastra University, India

AWARDS:
Grant Awards
2004-Current: Project Grants for NrityArpana totaling $ 100,000
2006-Current: Grants for the individual artist totaling $ 20,000

Other Awards /Recognitions
1999 US Patent for disposable wipes, Procter & Gamble
2005 Ohio Choreographer, Ohio Dance, a premier dance body in Ohio
2007 Invited Member to UNESCO, Council of World Dance, France
2007 24th World Congress Of Dance, Athens- Performer
2013 Ohio Heritage Fellow, Ohio Arts Council
2015 Dada Rafiki Award for Community Service through the Arts, Eye of the
Artist Foundation
2016 National Judge Panel: Bollywood America
2017 Ohio Arts Council Grant Review Panelist
2018 Dance USA Dance Best Choreography Award for Midwest Regionals
2018 Dance USA Dance Junior Team Semifinalists
2018 Board Member, West Chester and Liberty Twp. Arts Council
2019 Co-Choreographer, Jungle Book, The Childrens’ Theater, Cincinnati
2019 Cultural Chair, NAVIKA (North America Vishwa Kannada Association)

Debuts-Dance Graduations
2010 Kavya Sreevalsan, Sandhya Warrier, Nisha Giridharan
2011 Kanthi Murali
2013 Sneha Gundavarapu
2015 Sneha Rajan
2017 Deepa Ananth, Megha Gupta
2018 Keerthi Sekar, Shankari Arulmani, Janani Arulmani

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Trained in two styles of Indian Classical Dance-Bharathnatyam and Odissi. Bharathnatyam under Dr. Jayashree Rajagoplan, a student of Dr. Padma Subramayam and Odissi under Guru Bansidhar Dwivedi, currently staff at Odissi Research Institute, Cuttack.

Dance Educator: Have taught dance to more than 300 children. Currently teach
60 students at NrityArpana studio in Mason, OH

Choreographer: Have collaborated with artists in India and in USA to create new
pieces that showcase Indian culture, promote cross cultural dialogue and
present burning social issues through art
Entrepreneur: Founded NrityArpana, which celebrates 14 years

EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER, PROCTER & GAMBLE
Jan 1995-August 2001
Formulations for beauty care (Cover Girl) and Baby Care (Baby Wipes)

BUSINESS CONSULTANT, KARENT HITES CONSULTING
August 2002-August 2005
Responsible for Business Plans, Marketing Plans for clients

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NRITYARPANA SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
February 2004- Current
Founding Director of NrityArpana School of Performing Arts
Responsibilities: Entrepreneurial responsibilities from inception till 2010 include, all aspects of
starting a new organization. Responsibilities included, board development, book keeping,
filing for IRS (501c3 status- got approval in June 2009), student recruitment, choreography,
performance booking, conducting programs for the dance school and community outreach

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NRITYARPANA SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Peer Presence Development
Development of the individual as a respected peer artist within the local Indian and mainstream
community. Community volunteering as a judge for local competitions,

COMMUNICATION
As an artist, communication is central to my style of dance. The box is made into
a polygon as my interactions are with many audiences- Indians in Cincinnati,
Artists in India and in the US, Mainstream in the tri-county area and corporate
employees who want to bring in diversity to their workplace events, other
organizations and individuals that want to collaborate.

LEADERSHIP
Cofounder- Sister City of Mysore
Founding Member and Cultural Committee Member, Indian Cultural Association, Cincinnati

REFERENCES

DR. SUSHEELA RAJAN
Parent of a student of NrityArpana
Email: susheelarajan@hotmail.com

TOILYNN O’NEAL
Diversity Director, St. Ursula High School, Cincinnati
Email: toilynnoneal@newgalleryii.com

TIFFANY DOLDER-HOLLAND
Director, Breakthrough Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, Univ. of Cincinnati Location
Email: tiffany.uc@breakthroughcincinnati.org

DR. SREEDHARA AR
Director, Kaveri Natya Yoga, SanAntonio, TX
Email: drsreedhara@gmail.com