Upasana the Spirit of Dance was founded by Saveeta Sharma in 1995 and is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and education of Indian culture through the ongoing development of Kathak, Odissi and Saveeta’s own proprietary new style of contemporary dance. Based in Ottawa, Upasana maintains the Upasana School of Dance and the Saveeta Sharma Dance Company. Dance classes are available for ages 4 and older.
Upasana’s mission is to produce exemplary traditional, innovative, and collaborative works of classical Kathak and Odissi in order to increase public awareness by bringing together Indian dancers, choreographers and dance gurus. The intent is to maintain the highest level of excellence of dance, to train future generations of dancers, and build local, national and international community support for classical and contemporary Indian dance.