Aayushi Verma is a well known Kathak exponent of Lucknow Gharana. She had her kathak training from Late Guru Surendra Shaikya and Guru Meera Dixit. She has performed more than 200 stages of India in many cities. Her professional performances include the prestigious events like Lucknow Mahothsav and Taj Festival, Bhilhor Mahothsav, Lucknow Natya Mahothsav etc. Among the major performances Aayushi took her Post-Graduation from Bhatkhande Sangeeth Vidyapeedh. She has also bagged many awards and accolades in several famous competitions during her studenthood. She has wide teaching experience too and trained several students to the level of kathak performers. At present she heads the Kathak Section of IIPA.