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
About Leela Youth Dance Company
Leela Youth Dance Company (LYDC) is an audition-based, pre-professional performing group under the artistic direction of kathak artist and educator, Rukhmani Mehta. The program champions excellence in kathak, classical dance of North India and serves as a platform for youth leadership development. Through world-class training and mentorship, the program empowers teens to develop their own 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 WorldWideWomen’s Girl’s Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, Philadelphia Youth Festival, LA County’s Annual Holiday Celebration, and more.
February 17th, 2024
4:00pm | Free
Classroom Concerts feature members of the Leela Youth Dance Company performing traditional kathak with live musical accompaniment. Our next concert features Anushka Bettigiri and Pragya Agarwal with Chirag Dixit (Sarangi) and Ravindra Deo (Tabla).
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