Los Angeles


Under the direction of acclaimed kathak performer and choreographer, Rukhmani Mehta, Leela’s kathak classes and programs foster creativity, cultural literacy and leadership amongst children and youth of all ages and backgrounds.

Year Round Classes

Leela’s year-round kathak classes and programs provide children and youth (ages 5-17) with the opportunity to receive world-class training in kathak dance. Leela’s curriculum is grounded in the pedagogy of kathak master and guru, Pandit Chitresh Das and emphasizes the development of foundational technique and core skills, while nurturing artistic expression and creativity. New students are invited to drop into one of our beginning classes for a free trial and experience the joy and excitement of kathak dance.

Introductory Classes
West Los Angeles | Sundays, 9am
Westlake Village | Sundays, 11:30am

23-24 Class Schedule | 23-24 Tuition & Fees | FAQ

For more information
323-457-4522 | enroll@leela.dance 



Westlake Village
Aspire Dance Studio
5700 Corsa Ave.
Westlake Village

West Los Angeles
Liz Lira Dance Studio
3500 Overland Ave., Unit 210
West Los Angeles

Summer Programs

For children and youth ages 5-17, Camp Leela offers an opportunity to study kathak dance in a vibrant, immersive environment. In this 5-day camp, students learn the dance form’s key elements – music, movement, rhythm and storytelling – in a fun and challenging environment while developing their self-confidence, imagination and creativity. Camp Leela welcomes new and returning students, and provides a gateway into the India’s rich artistic and cultural heritage for families and communities.

Leela Youth Dance Company

Passionate and talented dancers (ages 12+) are encouraged to audition for the Leela Youth Dance Company (LYDC), an elite pre-professional performing group under the artistic direction of kathak artist, Rukhmani Mehta. The company champions excellence in kathak dance, while serving as a platform for youth leadership development. LYDC performs year-round, representing the best in kathak dance on community and mainstages across the country and engaging diverse audiences with India’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.


Imagine India

May 11, 2024
4:30pm & 7:30pm

Imagine India features the Leela Youth Dance Company and special guest artists Jayanta Banerjee (sitar) and Satyaprakash Mishra (tabla) in a spectacular display of dance, music, poetry and storytelling. From the temples of ancient India to the lavish courts of medieval India to the proscenium stages of modern India, audiences travel on a journey through time discovering India’s grandeur and rich culture along the way.

Agoura Hills Performing Arts Center 
28545 W Driver Ave, Agoura Hills

$50 VIP | $25 General Admission | $10 LiveStream

In Person Tickets | Live Stream Tickets 

Leela Dance Collective

23650 Community Street
Los Angeles, CA 91304
P: 323.457.4522
E: info@leela.dance


Carrie Jennings, Company Manager

P: 775.560.2598
E: bookings@leela.dance

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