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

Mata ni Pachedi
“Mata ni Pachedi”, a folk art from the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. The hallmark of this style is creating intricate paintings of feminine divinity, primarily in red and black. The 3-session workshop on September 17, 23 & 30 in collaboration with Ansimit by Sampada will explore ...
Sep 16, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Zoom class
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org
Funding provided, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment For The Arts