Bansi Bilas

Guru Durga Charan Ranbir,
Leena Mohanty, Artistic Director Leesa Mohanty, Executive Director

Bansi Bilas is a non-profit cultural organization which was established in 1983 with the mandate to preserve and propagate Odissi, the indigenous dance form of Orissa. The scope was further expanded to include both dance and music in later years.

The Bansi Bilas dance institute has trained hundreds of students in Odissi who have won prizes and good reviews both in the state and national level. Bansi Bilas has sent dance troupes for participation in some of the most prestigious festivals including, Sharad Utsav, Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1988 & 1990, Konark Festival in 1991 and at the Sri Swami Haridas Samaroha in 1996. Following the path of its founder Guru Deba Prasad Das, the stress has been on perfection.
An International Odissi festival organized by Bansi Bilas from December 17-19, 2001 at the India habitat Centre New Delhi. The festival was inaugurated by Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, the Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

The three day festival judiciously varied between lecture demonstration seminars in the first day part while performances were kept for the evenings. Stage was shared by many eminent artistes from India and abroad. The names included Padma Bhusan Sonal Mansingh, Padmashri Madhavi Mudgal, Dr. Ratna Roy (USA), Smt. Rajika Puri (USA), Shri Ramli Ibrahim (Malaysia), Guru Surendranath Jena, Guru Mayadhar Raut, to name a few.GURU

Guru Durga Charan Ranbir
Guru Durga Charan Ranbir is the torchbearer of the Deba Prasad Das’s style of Odissi Dance. He has about 500 students under him taking training in Odissi Dance, both in India and Abroad. About 100 of his students have received Junior/Senior National scholarships from Government of India. Many of his students have received several awards. Guru Ranbir has participated in almost all the festivals across the country. He has choreographed innumerable numbers, which has been highly appreciated. He has received many awards including the State and Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

Artistic Director

Leena Mohanty
Leena Mohanty is one of the leading exponents of Odissi dance. A senior dancer with wide national and international experience, Leena is not only born to dance, but has established her credentials through sheer hard work and dedication to her art. A dancer with a strong and impeccable command of technique, her greatest asset is her joy which she transmits to her art. A versatile dancer with a vision, she opens out with her graceful intricacies of gestures and eloquent expressions. A committed dancer, her dance is marked with clarity and precision evoking the Rasa with its full lusture and essence. A dancer who has wide international exposure. She runs her own institution ‘Bansi Bilas’which is involved in training young and upcoming dancers of Guru Deba prasad Das school of Odissi and which provides a creative outlet for dancers, musicians and art lovers in Bhubaneswar.

Executive Director

Leesa Mohanty
Leesa Mohanty started dancing at a very early age and joined the Raas Leela troupe of Bansi Bilas. She is an acclaimed actor, dancer, and choreographer with a professional degree from IRMA, Anand. She has worked in a managerial cadre in various organizations and is now pursuing her doctorate at the University of Businees School, Punjab University, Chandigarh. She is the resident teacher of Bansi Bilas at Mumbai branch office.Head Office: Mrs. Swarna Lata Mohanty
Plot.No. 217, Bayababa Math Lane
Unit –9(Flat), Bhubaneswar – 751022
Ph.No: 91-6742-542589
Branch Offices: India Leesa Mohanty
A-503, Canna, Hiranandani Gardens
Powai, Mumbai – 400076
Ph.No: 91-22-40055303

Leena Mohanty
2-11-8, Pantai Panorama Condo
K g Kerinchi
Kualamumpur – 59200
Ph.No: 00-603-79607081
United States of America Leeta Mohanty
7 brookvale Road
Massachusetts – 01701


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