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Meera Sarkar Riar has been dancing, choreographing, and teaching Classical Kathak Dance for over 30 years. She is professionally trained in the Lucknow Gharana, and her unique style is influenced by her teachers, Betty Jones, Megan Black, Sandhya Desai, Kumudini Lakhia, Sharmila Sharma, and Saswati Sen. Classical Kathak dance teaches students the basic foundations of grace, coordination, poise, and discipline that can last a lifetime. Meera Riar makes the challenge of learning classical dance fun, engaging, and exciting for ALL ages and brings enthusiasm to each class. Outside of dance, Meera also has a vast background in teaching, mentoring, and leading through various community outreach programs. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and a Master’s Degree in Public Health.