Guru Sushma Mohan
BharathaNatyam Dancer, Choreographer, Musician, YOGA teacher

Artistic Director Soorya Arts Academy, Cumming GA - Los Angeles CA
Founder-Secretary Soorya Foundation for Performing Arts - Cumming GA - Los Angeles CA

Trained in the south Indian traditional dance form, BHARATHANATYAM, along with other allied arts under various Gurus in India for more than 2 decades. Bharatanatyam performer for 24+ years
  • Panelist for California Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts commission and Dept of Cultural Affairs-LA 
  • Selected to perform at the prestigious FOLKLIFE IN THE SOUTH conference presented by SOUTH ARTS
  • Commissioned by the DCA-City of LA for DANCE IN THE DISTRICTS dance project.
  • Dancer-choreographer award by DCA-LA for Dance in the district 2022. 
  • Invited Guest lecturer at RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NJ
  • Selected as a festival producer by the Dept of Cultural affairs, Los Angeles
  • Granted an award by the city of LA- DCA (Dept of cultural affairs) for her dance production APAH – story of two rivers.
  • Awarded a grant by Forsyth County Arts Alliance GA, and Georgia Council for the arts for artistic presentation.
  • Curator of LA Indian Dance Festival in Los Angeles
  • Curator of KALPITA MAHOTSAVA 2020 – A virtual festival that featured 14 young dancers from USA, was presented LIVE on Facebook, viewed by 9000+ people worldwide
  • Selected as a performer by LA libraries to perform at 12 libraries for LAMADE, a dance and music series featuring LA artists
  • Invited by the state of NJ twice to perform for the NJ State Cultural festival
  • Dance Consultant to all dance productions of Soorya Performing Arts, St. Louis and Shanthala Arts Academy Bangalore.
  • Performances for 13 library tour of St. Louis libraries MO
  • First Indian classical dancer to start Indian dance classes at YMCA NJ
  • Advisory board member to Natya exam board USA and RAGACHITRA New York, Arts producer and non-profit organization.
  • Winner at the National level dance Competition conducted by the Dept. of Youth affairs and sports, Govt of India and awarded the “National Youth Fest Award” at Chennai.
  • Winner of ‘Yuva Pratibha Shodha’ National award at the Mysore Dasara Festival, INDIA.
  • Performances for Hampi UTSAV, TTD Brahmotsavam, ISKCON Rath Yatra, Mysore DASARA, ICCR, Dept of Kannada and Culture Govt of Karnataka INDIA.