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Dancing Damsels Inc. is a registered non-profit multicultural arts promotions company for women empowerment based in Toronto. Founded in 2013, Dancing Damsels annually hosts the Toronto International Dance Festival whose goal is to promote arts and cultural integration by bringing together International dance forms demonstrating their rich cultural heritage.
A medical graduate (MBBS) who has pursued classical dance for more than two decades, Mary Ashok is the Founder and current Managing Director of Dancing Damsels Inc.
She is a noted danseuse, who started learning dance at age five and continued to learn Bharatanatyam in the Vazhuvoor style for 25 years. Mary has performed numerous times for programs in India and abroad, and has earned many awards including the title “Natya Mayuri.”