Weaving a fabric of arts


About Leela Foundation

Our Vision

To explore the truth and beauty in all art forms and celebrate their unity of spirit.

Our Mission

  • To link the community and the arts through performance, education, and outreach.

  • To create a space where artistic expression through dance, music, visual arts, and the written word is celebrated.

  • To educate, enthrall, and enliven.


Our approach


Growing Leela Dance Company from a semi-professional company to a professional company. To create high-quality work of arts, rooted in tradition while highlighting social issues across cultures. Host artistic residencies to develop new works. Create an
environment where dance and allied arts co-exist.


Encourage research to preserve Indian classical dance. Communicate the legacy of dance, through a Lecture Series initiative that will put the spotlight on Dance History and Philosophy.


Participate in local community events. Conduct workshops at schools, colleges, and community events. Highlight the enormous benefits of dance for physical and mental well-being.


Upcoming events

  • Mithila / Madhubani Art Godna Style for children (7 - 15) 2 days
    Dec 16, 5:30 PM – Dec 18, 3:00 PM
    Leela Studio, 1018, Suite E, Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
    An in-person workshop for children (7 - 15 yo) - Dec 16th 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST and Dec 18th 1 pm to 3pm EST.
  • Mithila / Madhubani Art Godna Style for adults
    Sat, Dec 17
    Zoom details to follow.
    Dec 17, 10:00 AM – Dec 18, 12:00 PM
    Zoom details to follow.
    An online workshop for adults - Dec 17th and Dec 18th 10 am to 12 noon EST.

In this time of war, we stand with the people of Ukraine and encourage you to donate to help them. Please consider a donation to International Medical Corps. Please specify that your donation goes to help those in the war in Ukraine.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org