Saraswathy Lakshmivaraham, began her training in dance(Bharatanatyam) at a tender age of 4. After her arangetram, she was initiated by Guru Kalamandalam Vimala Menon into Mohiniyattom and ever since ,she has been able to stay true to both dance forms thanks to the strong support of her gurus. She has performed extensively in India and USA at various platforms. Some prestigious events she has been honored to present at are:
*Nishagandhi dance festival, Trivandrum,
*International dance festival organized by SJDanceCo 2016
* World Dance Festival 2016
*Fragile waters @ San Jose Museum of Art organized by Mosaic Silicon Valley 2017
*Naipunya dance festival 2018 and 2020
*Vasanta Utsav 2018
*Inauguration of Sutter Regional Shoreline,85th anniversary of Regional Parks district, Oakland Fam FEST 2019
*Sanskriti 2017 and 2020
*Life of Swathi: A Mohiniyattom production based on the life of Maharaja Swati Tirunal 2016
* Swathi Smaranam 2019 with live musicians
*Barnstorm International dance festival, Houston.2020.
*Performance for Welcoming the Consul General of India to the San Francisco consulate.2020.
* Virtual International Arts Festival for Social Change by MDD, supported by NYC cultural affairs and Arts Council
* Insync We D.A.N.C.E online event.2021 Featured in Season one for 3 episodes.
Recently, she was invited to present Mohanam: Danca la classica de India,at Iskcon and Nada Temple, Lisboa, Portugal.
Her passion for dance combined with a strong foundation in Carnatic music has enabled her to choreograph to modern concepts without breaking away from the traditional style of Mohiniyattom. In an effort to take the art form to a wider audience, Saraswathy co-founded the first ever organization in the Bay area exclusively encouraging Mohiniyattom, it is called the Mohini Studio.
Mohini Studio is an organization that was formed with an aim to promote and create awareness of Mohiniyattom, a classical dance form native to the southern state of Kerala in India. Mohiniyattom is unique in that it represents the kaishiki style, in other words it is the dance that is tender, feminine and graceful, like the waves in a calm sea or the swaying of the paddy plants in the field in the breeze.