Leela Youth Dance Company

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Leela Youth Dance Company (LYDC) is an elite pre-professional performing group under the artistic direction of renowned Kathak artists and educators, Rina Mehta and Rachna Nivas. 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 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 venues and festivals, including the WorldWideWomen’s Girl’s Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Youth Festival and more.