Sumedha Mongia

Organization Details

Toronto , Ontario
Email: sumedha.mongia@gmail.com


About

Sumedha started dancing at the age of 5, though the formal training in Indian classical dance (Odissi) started at the age of 13. Later, she continued her learning at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Delhi under Guru Smt Madhavi Mudgal and Smt Somali Bose. She has also enjoyed learning and performing different dance styles including semi classical, folk, Indian contemporary, creative, bollywood etc. Sumedha has always been passionate about building communities through dance. She was involved in community engagement programs from a very young age and has been a prominent part of various cultural associations in Delhi. She has worked with community kids, youth and women for almost 20 years. Since moving to Toronto, she has collaborated with few prominent artists in Canada and has performed at prestigious events. She continues her pursuit of excellence in the field of dance and strengthening communities through her art.

Thoughts About Art and Community

It brings the art enthusiasts together and explore the dance form giving an overall gratification. It also gives new residents an opportunity to come together and find and share what they have in common further developing the sense of belonging.

Activities

Indian classical dance (Odissi), semi classical, folk, Indian contemporary, creative, bollywood and many more. I like to use my training in the classical dance and create entertainment and contemporary work with and for the community.