Jai Govinda

After 4 years of studies under full scholarship with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Quebec, Jai Govinda (Benoit Villeneuve) studies bharata natyam and becomes one of the most celebrated artist of the form in Canada and in India. Since moving to Vancouver he runs the Jai Govinda Dance Academy, recognized and supported by the Arts Training Funds of Heritage Canada. He is the artistic director of Mandala Arts and Culture under which he presents many dance creations and productions. Jai Govinda is the recipient of the Dance Centre Isadora Award and the Vancouver Mayors Art Award for leadership, innovation and support of the city’s cultural life.

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