Anandavalli is a veteran classical Indian dancer with an international career spanning over 45 years. Born in Sri Lanka, she performed as a young prodigy across India and Europe under the tutelage of dance luminaries from both the East and the West.

Migrating to Australia in 1985 she founded Lingalayam Dance Academy in 1987 and the Company in 1996. Lingalayam’s work incorporates dance, live music, text and design. Anandavalli is deeply committed to advancing the course of Indian dance as well as the broader scope of artistic development in Australia. She has presented guest lectures, workshops and taught dance and movement at the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and at the Australian College of Physical Education. From 1999-2003 Anandavalli sat on the Dance Board of the then NSW Ministry for the Arts. Anandavalli continues exploring new directions and developments collaborating with some of the finest national and international artists.