Adv. Smt.Rashmi Menon (Natyapraveena, Nritya Shiromani)
started learning dance at the tender age of four under Smt. Savithri. She had undergone intense training in Mohiniattam, Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi under the tutelage of disciples of Guru Smt. Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma (late)- Sri Kalalayam Mohandas & Sri Kalalayam Kumarji
for about eighteen years. She is a lawyer by profession who has quit the same out of her intense passion for dance. She is a Post-Diploma holder in Mohiniattam, Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi.
Out of the three South Indian classical dance forms she has mastered she found her true calling in Mohiniyattam. She was trained in Mohiniattam by Smt. Pallavi Krishnan for a few years. Her unending quest for refinement and perfection has taken her to Guru Padmasree Smt. Kalamandalam Kshemavathi who is now guiding her through the deeper realms of her passion. She is also being trained in intricacies of abhinaya by Smt Bragha Bessel.
Rashmi is the Founder - Director of Sree Rajarajeswari School of Dance in Kerala and LAAVANNIA – The Centre For Learning Classical Dances, Kilpauk. Chennai. She trained over hundreds of students in Kerala in Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudy and conducted Arangetram of several batches before she shifted to Chennai. She continues to foster and guide the new generation of dancers at LAAVANNIA – The Centre For Learning Classical Dances, Kilpauk.