Tripura Kashyap pioneered Creative Movement Therapy in India in 1990. She studied Movement therapy at the Hancock Centre for Dance/movement therapy in Wisconsin, USA and obtained an M.A. in Psychology. She also holds a 1st class diploma in Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra, Chennai.
She has worked as a Movement therapist at Half-way homes, Special schools, Treatment / Rehabilitation centres, Senior citizens facilities and with individual clients for many years. She has received fellowships from the Ashoka International Foundation and Indian Ministry of Culture for her innovations in dance therapy and contemporary dance. She authored ‘My Body, My Wisdom’ a handbook on Creative dance therapy and ‘Contemporary Dance: Practices, Paradigms and Practitioners’ published by Penguin and Aayu publications.
She was founder-director of Rainbow Inc (Hyderabad) and Apoorva Dance Theatre (Bengaluru). Tripura teaches on many courses and webinars and is on the faculty of CMTAI’s Movement therapy certificate and diploma courses in Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.