Yashoda Thakore is an accomplished dancer of Kuchipudi and Vilasini Natyam. Founder of the Rinda Saranya Dance Academy, she is Adjunct Faculty of Dance at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad. She has performed in the UK, USA, Greece, Dhaka and Dubai. She is also a qualified teacher of the theory and practice of Yoga and was Guest Faculty at the Study in India Program, University of Hyderabad. She has conducted workshops on Yoga and Dance in Russia in 2012 and 2013. Her publications include a translation into English (with Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao) of the 13th century Sanskrit treatise on dance NṛttaRatnāvali (2013) and Kaivalya: Joy in Yoga and Dance (2014).