Yamini Kalluri is an acclaimed Kuchipudi dancer based in New York City, NY but she grew up in Hyderabad. Yamini has been practicing Kuchipudi since 2005. Ever since the beginning, Yamini had been under the tutelage of the legendary guru, Padmasri Dr. Sobha Naidu. Yamini has finished her certificate course in Kuchipudi from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad (India) with distinction results in the year 2013. She aims to bring a new face and a bigger representation to Kuchipudi globally. Yamini has performed in various prestigious festivals and venues across The United States and other countries.
Yamini teaches, performs, choreographs and arranges music for dance repertoires. Traveling to a new country every year she is dedicated to her mission to spread Kuchipudi across the globe while collaborating with local traditional artists.
"The young dancer, who is a student of Padma Shri Dr Sobha Naidu, has been honoured with ‘Bala Ratna’, ‘Nritya Mani’, ‘Natya Krithika’ and granted the Pandit Jasraj scholarship. Defying her age, she is now a member of International Dance Council, the official umbrella for all dance forms across the globe."
-Meenakshi Sengupta from Telangana Today News