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Margreat Malini Sam

Founder & Director of Traditional Folk Dance of India. She is well known at the center for performing arts and has acquired a reputation as a professional Bharatnatyam dancer.

She received her training under the watchful guidance from her eminent Gurus, Mrs Vyjanthimala Bali, Ms. Chandirika Nair, Shri. Padamanabhan, Ms. Vasanta and Ms.Subbhalakshmi.

Mrs. Malini Sam has performed for numerous festivals under prestigious banners and television in India and the United States. She has performed on television in 2012 and 2017 (North Dakota Today) for Pangea event known for celebrating community traditional and culture multi-ethnic showcase for dance. She is credited several awards from the work of her students. 


Mrs. Malini Sam started her dance academy in Fargo, North Dakota in 2006 to preserve, promote and popularize the Indian culture among students and adults who are interested.

Mrs. Malini Sam is a Master Artist from North Dakota Council for Art. She was awarded for a traditional dance apprenticeship from 2010 to 2018. She completed her first residency program at "Art center in Jamestown and Fort Ransom."

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