Neela's lecuture/presenations are well recieved by student and community audiences. Because Neela grew up in a small homogenous community, she posesses a unique talent for being able to teach the fundamentals of Bharata Natyam in an entertaining and comprehsensible manner.
Here is what faculty and university administrators say:
"It is a constant struggle to find presenters who are both academic and entertaining so Neela was a real find! As far as a university campus is concerned, Neela's presentations and performances are an example of getting your cake and eating it, too! She is highly educational and academically consequential, yet her dancing is very entertaining and captures the imagination of students." -- Jeb Branin, Assistant Director Student Success Center at Southern Utah University
"Many students have told me in the past few days as they turn in final assignments that your presentation was their favorite of the year. . . . Your performance was perfect. You understood the audience, and adjusted just the right amount of professional dancing with explanation of your talent. Perfect!" -- Steve Petersen, Dean of Humanities at Snow College
Comments from college students:
- "Very beautiful explanation of the traditions, dances, and religion of India."
- "It was so wonderful to feel her culture in Utah . . . I know have so much insight about the South Indian culture."
- "This was an excellent convocation. I am very interested and have learned a lot about ancient Indian dance."
- "I have seen many dancers from India, and she is very good! I admire her for her hard work and determination."