Madhusmita Bora is the co founder and co director of Sattriya Dance Company. She has performed Sattriya all over the U.S. and India. She is a disciple of Padmashree Jatin Goswami, Guru Ramkrishna Talukdar, Guru Naren Barua and Adhyapak Gobinda Kalita from the Uttar Kamalabari Sattra. She also studied Kathak with Janaki Patrik of New York. Madhusmita has been often funded by Art & Change Grant, Leeway Foundation; and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Recipient of the Naatya Saradhi Award in 2014 and the IIDF Award in 2016, her collaborative works include “When the River Meets the Sea” with Annielille Gavino and “The Art Profound” with Reggie Tapman Meyers. Madhu is a recipient of the Pew Arts Grant for 2017.