Swati Mahalaxmi has been trained in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi under the able guidance of great maestros. She underwent training with Rukmimi Devi Arundale and Ramaiah Pillai in Bharatanatyam. In Kuchipudi, she was trained by Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and Smt. Uma Rama Rao. She learnt Odissi under the guidance of Guru Mayadhar Raut and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.
She has given innumerable performances in India and in the US. She has been training students in all the three styles. Her awards and rewards are in the form of the immense love and reverence in which her students hold her.