Nalini is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher in the greater Seattle area. She is known for captivating audiences with her technical skill, emotionally expressive performances, and compelling choreographs.
Her repertoire includes belly dance, Bollywood, and Russian Gypsy dance. She is a world-renowned artist whose awards include:
- "National Championship of Belly Dance" Grand Champion 2003, Russia
- Best Soloist of the Year 2004, Russia (an award judging soloists from all dance styles)
- "Belly Dancer USA" People's Choice 1st Place 2007
- "Belly Dancer USA" 2nd Place 2007 and 2010
- "Belly Dancer USA" People's Choice 1st Place 2010
Nalini is the founder and director of the Blue Lotus Dance Company, a professional company that performs throughout the region. Under her direction, Blue Lotus has become an award-winning company, receiving 1st Place in "La Danse Orientale Belly Dance Competition" and "Belly Dancer USA" in 2010.
In addition to Blue Lotus, Nalini directs two student performance ensembles -- Jewels of Fire and Willow Moon.