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Colleena has crafted Shakti Summer School to establish a solid base of technique for students through training in both Odissi Classical Indian Dance and Indian Fusion Dance. It is a holistic and rigorous training designed to both celebrate culture and explore the potential for thoughtful innovation. In this program we will both uphold tradition, and embrace the spirit of exploration in dance.

Shakti School of Dance is a home for truth seekers, lovers of ancient culture and those dedicated to embodying wisdom through artistic excellence. We are a center for the preservation and celebration of cultural heritage, as it relates to art as a path to spiritual liberation. Our vision is to live in beauty everyday through devotional art in India, and around-the-world.

Our deepest wish for the student is to be open to receive grace through the blessings of the Guru through their own heartfelt devotion. We are dedicated to upholding our Odissi dance lineage in the unbroken lineage of Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Ours is a deeply fulfilling path, which requires dedication and sacrifice. We are dedicated to hard work in pursuit of great art.

Jai Jagannath!

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