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MEET smitha

Smitha Paily is an accomplished performer, award winning choreographer and instructor of traditional and modern Indian dances. She has been teaching dance in Louisville for many years.

Her passion for dancing and teaching children, made her create the Natya Kendra Dance Academy in Louisville. She has taught children aged 5-18 years and adults of different backgrounds. Her talent and knowledge of Indian dances are well recognized and respected by many individuals and organizations.

Smitha has performed extensively in India, United States, Canada and Singapore and she and her students have won numerous awards. They have performed for various fund raising events including the American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Crusade for Children, Save the Children and for various festivals and cultural exchange programs. She has done solo performances at the Kentucky Center of the Performing Arts and her students have done multiple performances at the Kentucky Center of the Performing Arts. She has been serving in the executive committee and has organized cultural activities for several non- profit organizations.

Smitha has been featured multiple times in the Courier- Journal Newspaper, WAVE 3 TV News, WLKY news, WDRB-FOX TV & WHAS-11 news. Smitha has conducted Dance workshops in Louisville and has given classes on Indian Dances at various universities in Kentucky. She is graduated in two different classical dance forms, Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam. Smitha is a Dance Faculty at the School for the Performing Arts. Her dance performances include traditional authentic costumes and appropriate props. Smitha is selected by Commonwealth of Kentucky to work with educators to design and implement quality arts education programs in Kentucky schools.

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