Raised in Hyderabad, India, Yamini Kalluri has been celebrated by the New York Times and the BBC as being a Kuchipudi sensation. A disciple of legendary guru Padmasri Dr. Sobha Naidu, Kalluri began exhibiting signs of her extraordinary talent and dedication to dance at a very early age. At the age of 12, she not only began performing throughout India but also began teaching at Dr. Sobha Naidu’s school. She went on to complete a certification course in Kuchipudi from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, with distinctions in 2013 and further refined her style under the mentorship of the renowned Kuchipudi guru Vempati Ravi Shankar. At 18, she began performing internationally at various prestigious festivals, offering workshops in the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, Argentina, and Canada. A world-class dancer, she is known for her grace, agility, and uncompromising perfection. Aiming to bring a new face to Kuchipudi, her ambition and passion led her to move to New York, where she now teaches, performs, and trains in ballet and modern dance at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance full-time. In exploring various disciplines of dance and music in the west, Kalluri has not only developed her own unique style and technique but has also expanded and diversified her dance repertoire by collaborating with many talented musicians.