Svetlana Tulasi (born August 30, 1991 in Moscow, Russia) was born to a mixed Indian & Russian family.
Svetlana grew up in Moscow - a modern megapolis where mainstream western culture and lifestyle dominates. At the same time she's been watching Bollywood movies and Bollywood dance videos as well as Tollywood movies and songs from an early age. Her multicultural background has become a foundation that shaped her global mindset.
Svetlana has received her training in Kathak dance under her Guru ji Yekaterina Yurievna Seliviorstova (Katya ji), a Russian graduate of National Institute of Kathak - Kathak Kendra (Delhi, India), where she received her training from National Award winning Smt. Urmila Nagar ji (Jaipur Gharana of Kathak), a Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee.
Svetlana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kathak Dance from Prayag Sangeet Samiti University of Indian Classical Music & Dance (Allahabad, India).
Svetlana also got her training in acting from the "New Collective LA" studio, a Los Angeles branch of the "Susan Batson Acting Studio" (New York City, USA) known for coaching celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise and Lady Gaga among others.
Svetlana's first major breakthrough was upon her appearance with an Indian Classical Dance to a Bollywood song at the Ukraine's Got Talent TV show in 2013, that has caught attention of wide audiences and eventually went viral on the internet with over 15 million views to date.
Svetlana is constantly touring the world with various TV show appearances, acts as a headliner for major Indian Dance festivals worldwide, conducts live dance shows and dance workshops. She also works as a dance teacher, choreographer, model and a creative lead for music and dance videos both in Kathak and Bollywood dance styles.
Svetlana has also acted as a lead and choreographer for a TIC TAC TV commercial.
Svetlana recently appeared on the cover of the Indian Talent Magazine, where she covers her journey as a performing artist.
In 2018 Svetlana starred as self in a short documentary film Why I Dance covering her story of the real reasons why she chose to become an Indian Classical dancer.
Svetlana has collaborated with various well known performing artists & dance companies in the Kathak & Bollywood dance industry, with whom she has co-lead, choreographed and performed: