Yashoda Thakore is an exponent of Kuchipudi and Devadasi Nrityam and a practitioner of Yoga. She was awarded a PhD for her research on the Interrelationship Between Yoga and Indian Classical Dances. She has authored Kaivalya-Joy in Yoga and Dance (2014), co-translated Nritta Ratnavali, a 13thC text, and edited its Critical Edition. She was an artiste in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania (2019), and performed at the Wesleyan University (2019).
She is currently a faculty for Kuchipudi at The University of Silicon Andhra, California. She was conferred the Bangalore Nagaratnamma award (2017) by the Samskruti Organisation, Guntur and the Ugadi Puraskaram by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.