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Puja Allepalli is one of the most passionate Bharatanatyam
dancers and choreographers of her generation. Puja is blessed to
have trained under the legendary and renowned Guru
Sri. Adyar K. Lakshman from Chennai in the Kalakshetra style
characterized by traditional purity, vigor and ballet-like
kinesthetics. Her Abhinaya Guru is Smt. Bragha Bessell from
Chennai, a senior faculty of Kalakshetra. Her initial training
started at the age of four under Guru Smt. Ratnam Janardhanan
from Nagpur in the Vazhuvoor style characterized by elegance
and subtle abhinaya.
Puja is an exquisite performing artiste and
believes that "Bharatanatyam is a divine
expression of who we are, what we believe
in and how we perceive the world around
us". Over the years Puja  has been awarded
titles like " Yuva Kala Ratna", "Nritya
Siromani", "Natya Saradhi".
Academically brilliant, Puja graduated with top
honors in MBA and went on to pursue a lucrative
career in HR and Finance before dedicating her
full time to her true passion of Dance in 2004.
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