Mathura Alladi learnt Bharathanatyam in Madras, India under Srimathi Kausalya, a disciple of Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai, one of the greatest dance teachers. Mathura had her Arangetram (debut performance) in 1968 at the age of 10. His Excellency Sardar Ujjal Singh, Governor of Madras, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Below are two photo galleries. The first consists of scans from hardcopy photographs. The second gallery consists of photographs made from slides.