Locations

Our studios and classes are there to welcome you when you are ready to begin or continue your journey with kathak dance. Don’t see a studio close by? Visit our online studio and learn and practice anytime, anywhere.

 Los Angeles

310.987.7809  |  losangeles@leela.dance

  

The Leela Academy’s Los Angeles location is proud to bring world class education in kathak dance to students across the greater Southern California region. Under the leadership of Rina Mehta, kathak artist & senior disciple of Pt. Chitresh Das, the academy provides age-appropriate educational programs for children and youth, open classes for professionals and dance enthusiasts of all levels, and pre-professional training for aspiring dancers. Through, classes, performances, and special events, the academy provides individuals and communities across Southern California with access to the best in Indian classical dance and music.

West Los Angeles
10469 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Silverlake
2306 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Thousand Oaks
31308 Via Colinas, Suite 101
Westlake Village, CA 91362

San Francisco

415.333.9000 |  sanfrancisco@leela.dance

  

The Leela Academy’s San Francisco location carries forward the 40 year history and legacy of the Chhandam School of Kathak, founded in 1980 by kathak maestro and guru, Pandit Chitresh Das. Led by senior disciple and master teacher Seibi Lee, the academy remains deeply grounded in tradition and offers extensive training in kathak for students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. The academy boasts an elite youth dance company directed by senior disciple of Pt. Das, Rachna Nivas and annually hosts events and programs that engage families and communities across the Bay Area with the rich world of Indian classical dance and music.

San Francisco
245 5th Street #314
San Francisco, CA 94103

Berkeley
1800 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

San Leandro
1555 Washington Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577

Denver

720.588.0701 |  denver@leela.dance

  

Centered around a holistic approach to kathak, the Leela Academy’s Denver location is led by Dr. Sarah Morelli, a student of both the great sarod Maestro Ali Akbar Khansahib and kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das. Serving the Colorado Front Range, the academy provides classes and educational programs for students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Students at the academy have the opportunity to participate in performances and special events throughout the year and benefit from joint programming with the Lamont School of Music’s North Indian Classical Ensemble at the University of Denver.

2231 S Platte River Drive
Denver, CO 80223

New York

630.806.5006 |  newyork@leela.dance

  

Pioneered by Rachna Nivas, the Leela Academy’s New York location brings the teachings and philosophies of Pandit Chitresh Das to the tri-state region. The academy provides children, youth, and adults with the opportunity to engage with the richness and depth of kathak dance through weekly classes, workshops, and a broad range of educational activities and programs.

280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

520 8th Ave 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018

34-01 Steinway Street On 34th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11101

Affiliate Centers

The Leela Academy is proud to be a part of a global community of organizations and schools dedicated to carrying forward the legacy of Pt. Chitresh Das. Under the leadership of Das’ senior disciples, these organizations work to bring the best in kathak dance education to students in the U.S, Canada and India.

Boston
Chhandika
Founder & Artistic Director:
Gretchen Hayden
inquiries@chhandika.org
www.chhandika.org

  

Toronto
M DO
Founder & Artistic Director:
Joanna de Souza
416.504.7082
joannakathak@gmail.com
www.kathaktoronto.com

  

Mumbai
Chhandam Nritya Bharati
Founder & Artistic Director:
Seema Mehta
+91 9819887844
www.seemamehta.com

  

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