Urmila Vudali began training in Bharatanatyam at age 5 and performed her arangetram at age 9.
Under the guidance of her guru, Navia Natarajan, Urmila has performed solo margams in the US and in Chennai. As a second-generation Indian American, she feels it is imperative that her performances are accessible and relevant to a broader audience beyond the Indian diaspora. It is her belief that the most effective way to achieve this is to introduce audiences to the art form through collaborations with other traditions that the audience may already be familiar with.
With the guidance of her guru, Urmila has successfully collaborated with artists from artistic traditions while staying true to the grammar and technique of traditional Vazhuvoor style of Bharatanatyam.