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About Leela

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 DEI  Statement

We envision an artistic landscape that is diverse, equitable and inclusive for all who enjoy the arts, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, geography or religion. 


We recognize that diversity builds a more beautiful world and we strive to foster this principle. 


A philosophy of collaborative creativity is at the center of this vision. 


We acknowledge and draw on the power of art to act as a vehicle for personal transformation and social justice. 

We welcome all arts, artists and art supporters! 

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

  • Meet & Greet with Sreelakshmy Govardhanan
    Apr 16, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Morrisville, 1018, Suite E, Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
    Please join us on the afternoon of April 16th, 2023 for a Meet & Greet with the luminous SREELAKSHMY GOVARDHANAN!
  • Sreelakshmy Govardhanan Workshops
    Wed, Apr 26
    Leela School of Dance
    Apr 26, 4:00 PM – Apr 28, 8:45 PM
    Leela School of Dance, 1018, Suite E Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560
    Sreelakshmy Govardhanan's story-telling prowess makes her workshops/seminars highly sought after in India and abroad. We are excited to host two, three day workshops by Sreelakshmy on April 26-28th designed for dancers of all genres.
  • Katha, A Kuchipudi Dance Performance by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan
    Apr 29, 4:00 PM
    Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Leela Foundation is proud to present Katha, a Kuchipudi Dance Performance, performed by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan. Join us for this beautiful performance on April 29, at 4 pm at the Durham Arts Council.

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.
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