MALA DESAI, Master of Odissi Dance, performs at The Gift of Wisdom, a Showcase of Master Artists from the NYFA Folk Artist Development Program, as part of the Asian American Arts Alliance’s Locating the Sacred Festival. The event was held at the Queens Botanical Garden on September 15th, 2012.
Desai is an Indian-born dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is a senior disciple of the Padmashri Guru Mayadhar Raut and holds a Diploma of Odissi from her school. She also works collaboratively with other classical dance forms. Desai has performed at events in India and the U.S., including the 9/11 Remembrance Table of Silence Project and the 2010 Yaatra International Festival. She is on the Young Indian Culture Group faculty and is a Master Artist at Lotus Music and Dance. She is the Artistic Director of Mala's School of Odissi Dance and holds private and group classes. sites.google.com/site/malasodissi/
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