Co-founder and artistic director, Maya Dance Theatre
Kavitha Krishnan’s impressive career encompasses both her accomplishments as a dancer and her impactful contributions to the arts community, especially in the context of social causes and diversity. Kavitha co-founded Maya Dance Theatre (MDT), a non-profit arts company, dedicated to utilizing the arts as a powerful tool for social change and promoting positive impact. MDT received SEED Grant from National Arts Council (2015-2018).
In 2018 under Kavitha’s leadership, and leveraging her background as an occupational therapist, she created a space–Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC)–where dancers with diverse abilities collaborate with professional dancers. DADC’s purpose is to celebrate differences, promote inclusion, and showcase the potential of artistic expression to bridge gaps and promote understanding among people of all abilities. Kavitha’s artistic journey exemplifies the incredible potential of the arts, its transformative power in addressing societal challenges, serving as a medium to build connections, conveying messages and uplifting individuals and communities.