Lakshmi started her Bharatanatyam training at the age of 4 under Smt Pushkala Gopal and Sri Unnikrishnan.
Lakshmi has been performing since the age of 8 and has taken part in various Mudralaya productions starting from Vasanta Utsavam to their most recent production Return of Spring to celebrate Mudralaya’s 20th anniversary.
Having completed her Arangetram in February 2010, Lakshmi has performed at Trafalgar Square (Diwali at the Square), Embassy India Project opening ceremony in Serbia and the London International Arts Festival 2012. She regularly performs at MahaLakshmi Temple (Manor Park) during festival periods.
Through regular attendance and guidance, Lakshmi has progressed to teaching group and individual classes, preparing students for ISTD grade exams and towards performance events / Arangetram.
Lakshmi enjoys teaching all levels, as it has helped her own self-development and confidence as a dancer and individual – and through the art form is able to give back to the community in many ways.
Lakshmi has a B.Sc in Biochemistry/Forensic science from the University of London and at present works full time as an FP/A professional while studying to complete her ACCA qualification.