Pavithra Reddy is the first student to graduate from Nrityagram's rural outreach programme.
She came to Nrityagram in 1990 from a village nearby and was selected to receive special training from Surupa Sen.
She learned Odissi under the tutelage of Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy and has worked with dancers and movement specialists from across the globe.
Pavithra joined the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in 1993.
Over the last two decades, she has performed solo and with the Ensemble at some of the most prestigious venues across India and the world.
In addition to being a full-time performer, Pavithra also teaches dance in Nrityagram's residential and outreach programs.