Pallavi began training in Bharatanatyam with her mother Smt. Shalini Shivashankar (Director of Upahaar School of Dance, London) at the age of 5 and continued to complete her arangetram in 2008 in Bangalore, India. She received further guidance in Chennai at Bharata Kalanjali School of Natya, founded by the Dhananjayans as well as with Smt. Bragha Bessel.
In addition, Pallavi explored Mohiniattam briefly and has begun her training in Mridangam and Nattuvangam, aiding her sense of rhythm and musicality within dance. She was the winner of Akademi’s YUVA 2016, South Asian Youth Dance Competition and has presented several solo, duet and group recitals in UK, India, Canada, Latvia and Dubai. Pallavi continues to train and find her voice under the mentorship and guidance of Sri. Mavin Khoo.