From the Asia Pacific Cultural Center 13th Annual New Year Celebration held at Tacoma, WA on February 12, 2011.

Odissi, or Orissi, is a classical dance form from the state of Orissa.

This is a photo of an Odissi Dancer from Urvasi Dance Company. Dr Ratna Roy is the founder and artistic director of the Urvasi Dance Company. Ratna is also a full-time faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA

Established in 1975, Urvasi Dance Company has practiced and promoted the research and practice of classical Odissi/Orissi dance from India in Seattle and Olympia, Washington, USA. (

If you are interested in learning Orissi, Ratna teaches at both at Evergreen College and in classes off campus, in Olympia as well as in Seattle, Washington, USA. Feel free to inquire via e-mail ( if interested in dance classes, workshops, or performances.

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