The Madras Music Academy has conferred the Natya Kala Acharya Award to Smt. Alarmel Valli. In its press release it says:
The Natya Kala Acharya Award for Dance would go to the eminent Bharatanatyam Exponent, choreographer and researcher, Smt. Alarmel Valli. This award will be conferred at the inaugural function of the Dance Festival on 3rd January 2016.
See the press release here.