Leela Venkataraman is a Delhi based dance historian, author and commentator on the dance scene for over five decades. Her incisive writings on various aspects of dance have earned her wide readership. She is a regular contributor to Nartanam, Sruti, Narthaki.com and has contributed to foreign journals like TDR and Pulse. She is much sought after to participate in seminars and symposiums on dance. She is the author of several books.