Yamini Kalluri is a world-class Kuchipudi dancer (disciple of legendary Dr. Sobha Naidu) based in NYC where she teaches, performs and choreographs full-time. An artist who is at once deeply traditional, but also flirts with the avant-garde, Kalluri is a performer/choreographer not to be missed as Indian classical dance continues to conquer new stages abroad. Kalluri is known for her grace, lines, agility,and uncompromising quest for perfection as she works to re-frame & highlight Kuchipudi in a global context.
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