Leela Youth Dance Company

Activating Youth Voices through World-Class Training and Mentorship in Classical Indian Dance and Music

“Since I was young, my teacher has showed me how to be a leader and has empowered many women through dance.”

Kaavya V., Youth Company Member

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About Leela Youth Dance Company

Leela Youth Dance Company is an elite pre-professional performing group under the artistic direction of kathak artists and educators, Rina Mehta and Rachna Nivas. The program champions excellence in kathak and serves as a platform for youth leadership development. Through world-class training and mentorship the program empowers teens to develop their voices and become advocates and ambassadors for Indian classical art and culture within their communities and in the world. LYDC has performed nationally in numerous prestigious festivals and venues including the WorldWideWomen’s Girl’s Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Youth Festival, LA County’s Annual Televised Holiday Celebration, and more.

Members

Sharra Kutty
Namita Nair
Maanibha Sengupta
Anirra Kutty
Avni Madhu
Poorvi Sangli
Vismaya Nair
Tvisha Soni
Malika Saoji
Divija Keswani

Anika Pisal
Mahika Goswamy
Ananya Bhardwaj
Anushka Bettigiri
Pragya Agarwal
Monisha Tanwani
Kaavya Venuturupalli
Shreem Chakravarti
Saanshi Panigrahi
Varnika Bhat

Maanvi Dhadoti
Shriya Patel
Prisha Patel
Keiona Nadig
Anvi Joshi
Praajnya Gowder
Sakshi Gadgil
Sanya Mohanty
Aarna Dhawan
Nisha Nikhil

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