Leela School of Dance
Recipient of the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award, for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the state, Asha Bala is deeply committed to using the transformative power of dance to touch as many lives as possible. She believes that dance and dancers with their tremendous powers to communicate can be dynamic agents of change. The strength and beauty of Bharata Natyam that she teaches, makes it a powerful weapon of change. Asha trained at some of the most reputed institutions of dance in India and the U.S. With a firm grasp of technique and a deep understanding of dance history and philosophy, she has created a school where instruction in Bharata Natyam combines in-depth instruction in technique, music and theory.