Despite growing up outside India, Smitha had the opportunity to not only learn but also attend and appreciate Indian Music and Dance concerts, thanks to well-established Schools of Indian Classical performing arts in Singapore. Having experienced first-hand the role of an institution in lending stability in learning and providing a platform for students to perform, she understands the challenges faced by kids in keeping up with learning art forms that are not mainstream.
She joined Ra-Ve’s board in 2018, attracted by the potential of Ra-Ve being such an institution in NWA. She strongly believes that to become a good performer, one must first learn to be a good audience. “The more exposure kids get to performances by their peers, the more motivated they are to take pride in their art form and pursue it with passion”.
Smitha holds a Masters degree in Managerial Economics from Georgia Tech and works in Data Science.