Subashini Ganesan | dancer
Portland’s Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan is the Artistic Director of Natya Leela Academy where she choreographs contemporary works to express the universal emotional depths present in her form, Bharathanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance). Her works have been showcased at local and regional festivals including Ten Tiny Dances, Conduit’s Dance +, NW Folk Life Festival, and the Salem Library’s “World of Music.” She is a recipient of several grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and is also an Operations Committee member of RACC’s Right Brain Initiative. As the Director of Studio 2@Zoomtopia, in SE Portland, she founded N.E.W. (New Expressive Works), an Artist in Residency Program.