Artists Information
Lata Pada

Lata Pada is the Founder, Director, and Principal Teacher of SAMPRADAYA Dance Academy. She has trained for over thirty-seven years in the Tanjavur style of bharatanatyam under the acclaimed bharatanatyam master teacher – Kalaimamani Guru K. Kalyanasundaram.  She has also trained in abhinaya under the eminent Guru Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.  After a rewarding career as a bharatanatyam soloist, Ms. Pada founded the Academy in 1980 in Sudbury, Ontario.  In 1990, the Academy was relocated to Mississauga, Ontario. 

Ms. Pada has received several training grants including the Canada Council Professional Training Grant, the Chalmers Training Grant and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations scholarship for advanced training in bharatanatyam from Gurus Kalyanasundaram and Kalanidhi Narayanan.

Learn more about Ms. Pada’s highly successful career as a choreographer and dancer.