Lavanya Kailas was initiated into Carnatic vocal training at a very young age by her parents. During her early years, she trained with Guru Surmani Smt. MeeraNathan, and was a recipient of the prestigious and highly competitive scholarship for Carnatic vocal from the Center of Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) in India. Subsequently, she has also trained with Guru Shri. Chandrashekhar Bhagavathar in Mumbai, India. She has been an artist with over 10 years of experience, and has performed at several prestigious Sabhas in India. Lavanya is also an experienced Bharatanatyam artist and did her first solo recital (Arangetram) under the tutelage of Guru Smt. Nalini Raghu in Mumbai in 1998. More recently, she has been training with Smt. Ramya. S Kapadia, and has been performing in several of her dance productions in the USA.