… began her studies in dance at the age of seven training under Guru Kalyanasundaram of the Tanjavur School and Guru Rajaratnam of the Vazhuvoor School. She also studied abhinaya with Guru Kalanidhi Narayanan and the Odissi dance style with Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Guru Ramani Jena. Performing for the first time in Mumbai when she was twelve, Malavika has been dancing for more than two and a half decades to diverse audiences in cities and towns all over India. A firm believer in the continuity of the Indian classical tradition, Malavika presents Bharata Natyam as a vibrant and meaningful dance form of today to audiences across the world. Closely associated with Malavika's dance career is Saroja Kamakshi who works with her as a creative collaborator in the areas of conceptualisation and presentation.