Jaikishore Mosalikanti, a multi talented artist has earned a reputation as a formidable Kuchipudi exponent in India, United States and Europe.He began his dance career at the age of seven under Padmabhushan Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam of the Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai. In the 18 years that he trained under his guru, he became an accomplished dancer with an uncanny understanding of the nuances of the art. Mastering the intricacies of the Kuchipudi style, Jaikishore excelled in important roles in his guru's productions. In recognition as an excellent performer and an understanding teacher, Jaikishore was awarded the title 'NATYA VISHAARADA,' by the Kuchipudi Art Academy in March 1999, the title of ‘YUVA KALA VIPANCHEE’ by the Vipanchee Trust headed by PadmaVibhushan Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna in December 2004, and the Prestigious “USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN YUVA PURASKAR” for the year 2013 by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi in the year 2015.
Jaikishore is highly regarded by students and teachers alike for his inspiring teaching methods. He served as a teacher at the Kuchipudi Art Academy for four years, from 1996 and 2000. Since 1996, he has traveled to the United States every year to conduct workshops at established and reputed dance institutions. With an uncompromising insistence on proper form and technique, Kishore seeks to impart to his students a deep understanding of the various components that constitute every movement and gesture in dance. That a student should understand the art form on every level is one of his central aims as a teacher.
The thoughtfulness and depth that Jaikishore brings to his teaching is also a marked aspect of his highly acclaimed choreography. In his own compositions, he has honored the precedents set by his guru while seeking to establish his own unique style with the innovative use of rhythm and rhythmic variations. A prolific choreographer, he has already choreographed over thirty solo dances, Twenty thematic presentations, and dance dramas, which were critically acclaimed by scholars, critics and connoisseurs of arts. His in-depth knowledge of music and rhythm, and a complete command over the dance form, makes Kishore a highly sought-after choreographer.
Kishore has presented various group and duet performances at various prestigious festivals and he has received raving reviews for the same.
His brilliant ability to lead the orchestra as a nattuvanar, makes him a much sought after artist by senior Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kuchipudi dancers around the world.Jaikishore lives in Chennai along with his wife Padmavani (also a kuchipudi dancer) and two young daughters.
Mr & Mrs Mosalikanti are “A” Grade artistes of Doordarshan Chennai who also run a dance institution ‘Shivamohanam’ (abode of Kuchipudi), where they train the young students and also adults to perfection and encourage them to performances. A complete knowledge of dance and evoking the deep rooted values, principles and ethos of our rich Indian culture, not just transforms the students into competent performers but also noble beings.