A. Lekha started her initial dance training at a very young age under Smt. Kausalya. She did her Rangapravesha at the age of 13 under Guru Karnataka Kalashree Smt. Sunanda Devi. Her passion to excel took her to Guru Narmadha and she completed her vidwat under the guidance of Guru Karnataka Kalashree and State Awardee, Revathi Narasimhan and continues her training under her.
During her school and college days students and teaching staff made 'Lekha' synonymous with the word 'Dance'. She won dance competitions year after year.
Her experience As a performer
With over a decade of performing experience, Lekha has performed in several national festivals. Reviews in the papers and the press have brought her art more recognition.
As a choreographer
A strong believer in classical tradition Lekha’a creative approach has given a new dimension to her traditional foundation. Blending the form and content in an aesthetic manner, her works are traditional yet contemporary keeping in focus the contemporary awareness. Besides choreographing traditional items, she has been working on conceptualizing and choreographing innovative themes and discovers methods to keep the art alive and reach it to the younger generation in the right perspective.
She has choreographed dance num6ers such as "Parikrama", "Swagatam 'Krishna", "Sari Bandane", "Gayati Vanamali", “Bhavayana” which have been appreciated as imaginative and creative. "Parikrama, The circle of Life" which was presented before the governor of Karnataka Smt. C. Ramadevi on the occasion of the 50th year of Indian Independence, was acclaimed as a novel creation by critics and audience.
As a teacher
Lekha is the Director of Vidya Institute of Performing Arts. She has trained and produced dancers who have excelled in the examinations conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Board of Education. She has trained over 50 students in the art of dancing in the last five years. Currently around 25 students of varying ages are undergoing training in Bharatanatyam.
Lekha has given innumerable performances in India. Some of her notables ones are at Yavanika, World Culture, Youth Festivals, Samskruthika Saurabha’s, Ankura. She has also performed in the presence of the his Holiness Shri Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji of Pejawara Matta and his Holiness Shri Vishvothama Teertha Shri Swamiji of Sode Matta. She has also performed at the famous Dasara Utsava at Mysore. Along with her other dance mates she has performed at the Brahmotsava, ISKON, Bangalore and the Kinkini Festival.