Reela Shiva is the Executive Director of the Reela Shiva Dance Academy. Reela Hota is an eminent Odissi performer, educator and producer. As a dancer, she has shown dedication towards her art through her performances. At the tender age of 8 years, Reela was inducted to the training of Indian Classical dance under the tutelage of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. She has advanced her dance with Gurus Madhavi Mudgal and Kelucharan Mohapatra.
She has performed in many highly esteemed festivals and traveled Oman, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana to perform Odissi dance. She has performed at "Harare International Arts Festival".
She is credited for adding a new dimension to Odissi Dance - the spiritual aspect. In addition to the traditional repertoire, she has presented unique dance pieces on the philosophy of Yoga and Tantra. She has trained students of all ages in both one on one private lessons as well as workshops and groups throughout the world.
Reela has also organized and produced festivals across India. She has served as Secretary Sanatan Sangeet Sanksriti, a cultural organization dedicated to promote arts and culture across India.
Reela Hota recently launched the Reela Shiva dance academy in MA,United States.
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