Jayaprabha Menon

Mohiniyattam Exponent & Choreographer


  • Kerala Sangeeth Natak Academy Award for outstanding contribution to Mohiniyattam from Govt of Kerala,2015.
  • Honourary Phd from Kings University U S A 2015.
  • A K P NEWS Mahila Gaurav Sammaan 2017.
  • Senior Fellowship from Dept of Culture, Govt of India.
  • Best Choreographer – Republic Day Celebrations, New Delhi 2008
  • DEVADASI Award --Devadasi Nritya Mandir Bhuvaneshwar 2013
  • Founder Director –International Academy of Mohiniyattam, New Delhi
  • Festival Director-Swathi Thirunal Festival, New Delhi.
  • JayaprabhaMenon is the Chair person and Director of the International academy of Mohiniyattam which regularly organizes festivals, workshops and seminars for the propagation preservation and promotion of Mohiniyattam and other Indian classical art forms.
  • Under the banner of this institution, she teaches classical dances for over 100 dedicated students in 3 different centres in the city of New Delhi.
  • IAM is soon starting an artinitiative of a unique school programme designed for schools across the country to create awareness about the Indian Classical art tradition .

Association with the Maestros

  • Represented the element of Mohiniyattam in the Master production of ‘Ritusamhara’ conceptualized and choreographed by the Legendary Artist Padmabhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj. This project was sponsored and produced by ICCR and Performed widely in India and Abroad.
  • Performed in ‘Nayika’  a production based on the lyrics of Rabindranath Tagore which was directed by Vidushi Dr. Sonal Mansingh and performed in India and central America.
  • Performed in Natyavibhathi-Choreographed by Raja-Radha Reddy, presented at 500th coronation of Krishna Devaraya, Hydrebad.