Choreographer, Founder and Artistic Director of Aniccha Arts
Pramila Vasudevan is a choreographer and a creator of community rooted/routed transdisciplinary work. Vasudevan is the founder and Artistic Director of Aniccha Arts (2004), an experimental arts collaborative producing site-specific performances that examine agency, voice, and group dynamics within community histories, institutions, and systems. Vasudevan is a 2017 Guggenheim fellow and a 2016 McKnight fellow in choreography. Major influences and teachers include Dr. Bala Nandakumar, Roshan Vajifdar Ghosh, Ranee Ramaswamy, Nirmala Rajasekar, Dr. Ananya Chatterjea, Piotr Szyhalski, and Steve Dietz. In addition to her own practice, Vasudevan is the Director of Naked Stages, a fellowship program for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre; and a Teaching Artist with Upstream Arts, which activates and amplifies the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities at every stage of life.