Dance review: “Glory of Numbers” is about the beauty.

The evening celebrated the 25th anniversary of Nrityanjali, the dance organization led by Meena Telikicherla, a master teacher and a local treasure of tireless devotion to her art. She is also a magnetic performer who, in her 60s, danced alongside women in their 20s and lit up the stage like a torch. Her group is in the midst of a $25,000 fundraising quest to bring “Glory of Numbers” and its 10 female performers to India this winter.


The Washington Post, 2014

“Shantala” – facial expression at the heart of India tale…. Program notes described the epic story of Shantala, finely danced by Meena Telikicherla Choreographed and directed by Meena, Shantala proved both richly theatrical and dramatically accessible

Washington Post, 2002

Nrityanjali, Meena Telikicherla’s Gaitherburg based Indian dance group explored evolution….traditional rhythmic steps were punctuated by delicate and sharply etched hasta mudras…in their jewel toned saris the eight women clasped hands in folk dance pattern, forming lines, circles… and these atypical movements suggested a quest, harmony and unity of purpose.

Washington Post, 2002

Meena Telikicherla – graceful and elegant, performed Shiva’s cosmic dance.

Sunday Gleaner – Kingston, Jamaica 1994

“Shantala” – an excellent classical masterpiece demonstrated the richness of Indian culture.

India Monitor, New York 1993

Such a performance could have been witnessed in Mylapore, Madras. Guru Meena’s nattuvangam was effortless and precise.

News India – November 1992

Meena created a compelling illusion of Queen Shantala. By her excellent footwork Nimble movements and expressive features, Meena dominated the show.

Express India – May 1991

Student’s of “Nrityanjali” charm the audience.

India Globe – April 1990

A very talented and mature artist, Meena excelled in Abhinaya.

India Globe – April 1989

Meena gave an enjoyable Bharatanatyam recital with very satisfactory account of her grasp over the medium.

Deccan Herald, Bangalore – July 1987

Meena, blessed with the right personality and appropriate training, ably demonstrated her abhinaya skills using all features and rhythmic postures of dance.

Samyukta Karnataka – July 1987

Meena excels in her Abhinaya and Laya.

Samyukta Karnataka – March 1972