Born and raised in Assam, India, dancer Madhusmita Bora is co-artistic director of the Philadelphia-based Sattriya Dance Company. Trained in the classical Indian dance forms of Sattriya and Kathak, she made her debut as a dancer performing at her village temple before she turned four years old. Bora has presented work at major festivals and venues in the US and India. She is a recipient of grants from Leeway Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Nritya Saradhi Award. In 2017, Bora received a Center grant to present Threads of History: Resurrection of a Textile, interpreting an ancient Indian tapestry, held in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through dance and music performed by the Dancing Monks of Assam.