AuroTejas Hemsell was born in India and has been studying Indian Classical Dance from the age of five both in India and America. Her mother is Gujurati and her father is American. Tejas has devoted her entire life to studying, teaching and performing Indian Classical Dance. Tejas founded the Shakti Dance School and the Shakti Dance Troupe in Colorado Springs in 2004. Tejas performs and teaches Odissi East Indian Classical Temple Dance, Bollywood Dance, World Fusion & Zumba in Colorado Springs & Online. Tejas has been organizing World Dance Festivals in Colorado and in Auroville, South India since 2006, and is extremely passionate about Cultural Performance Arts Education. She collaborates with talented artists to promote Traditional Cultural Dances from around the Globe in her World Dance Festivals. Currently, since the pandemic, Tejas is focusing on teaching online dance classes and performing at outdoor garden parties.
VISUAL & CULINARY ARTS
THEATER & FILM
POETRY, PROSE & COMEDY
MUSIC & DANCE
This October, arts & culture takes center stage in Colorado Springs and across the Pikes Peak region, as our community celebrates Arts Month 2020!
Orchestrated annually by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Arts Month elevates the visibility of arts & culture across El Paso and Teller Counties by showcasing local talent, providing opportunities for arts advocacy, supporting cross-sector collaborations, and creating new avenues for arts engagement and cultural enrichment.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our seventh annual Arts Month celebration promises to be one of our biggest and best ever, with lots of new and exciting ways for community members and visitors to: “Have at least one new cultural experience [virtual or in-person] with family or friends this October!” Learn more about Arts Month 2020.