Natya is the University of Washington’s premiere competitive Indian Classical dance team. It was initiated in 2009 by passionate undergraduates who were trained in Indian classical dance styles such as Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi. Ever since, Natya’s primary mission has been to make Indian classical dance exciting, meaningful, and accessible to audience members by melding the traditional Indian dance form with contemporary American styles. With great passion and enthusiasm Natya has performed at more than 90 events ranging from national-level competitions to local cultural showcases. Over the past couple of years, Natya placed 3rd twice, 2nd twice, qualified for nationals and even had the opportunity to host a national competition in 2019! Natya cannot wait to see what the future has in store, and is excited to continue expressing the power of art through Indian Classical dance.