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Our Mission

SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations’ work is based in classical form of bharatanatyam. Yet its versatility and strength lie in its diverse innovative inter-cultural works. The dynamic work of the Company is inspired by Artistic Director & Founder Lata Pada, who captures the ability of dance to excite the imagination of  audiences, which becomes an agent for change in society, reflects the hybridism of our lives and transcends the borders of culture, religion and ethnicity. Inspired by the rich traditions of South Asian performing arts, the works of SAMPRADAYA bridge the vibrant continuum of traditional and contemporary, invigorating the classicism with fresh meaning, both in its movement and experimental themes. At the core of the Company's artistic vision is the belief that dance is a powerful vehicle to communicate the magic, beauty and mystery of life.


Founded in 1990 by award-winning artist, Lata Pada, CM.

In May of 2015, the Company celebrated its 25th Anniversary year.

Sampradaya Dance Creations continues to be at the forefront of South Asian dance in Canada. As an internationally recognized dance company, we are committed to showcasing bharatanatyam as a universal art form as it explores diverse movement styles, contemporary themes and innovative dance creations.  We are also equally dedicated to the development of emerging artists and inspiring the next generation of cultural leaders.

In 2012, we were forturnate to be able to expand our studio space to include a multipurpose theatre to present various programs on a smaller scale, such as the Horizon Series, an emerging artist performance series The theatre is also rented out locally to various arts related groups.

We can be seen on stage locally at Harboufront Centre in Toronto and Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga. 

The company is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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