Nrutya Kinnera is a premier Classical Dance Training Organization in Hyderabad imparting training in Kuchipudi dance. Established in 1984 by Nrutya Ratna, Guru Smt. M. Usha Gayatri, the institute is training hunderds of students, who have emerged as eminent artistes under her able guidance and tutelage. They were inducted into the traditional art in all purity of Kuchipudi dance. More than fifty students of the institute have entered in the vast arena of dance in India and abroad after completing their traditional Rangapravesam. Twenty five students are qualified with distinction and first class in Certificate and Diploma courses of Kuchipudi. Some are pursuing their higher education in dance in Potti Sriramulu Teludu University and Hyderabad Central University. During the last ten years the institute has facilitated the students to get selected in junior and senior scholarships of the Centre for Cultural Research and Training, HRD, Government of India and pursue their further training in dance. The institute presented several dance ballets of historical, mythological and nationalistic significance. Some of the popular ones include - Maa Telugu Talliki Mallepudanda, Swarnotsava bharati, Amrapali, Rukmini Satya, Alokaye Balakrishnam etc. Considering the institute's sincere and efficient services, the Department of Culture, Govt. of India has accorded salary grant to Nrutya Kinnera for the past five years.