Hemantika Mahesh is a 3rd year McMaster student pursuing a degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Global Health. Alongside her academics, she has pursued her love for dance under the tutelage of Lada Pada at the Sampradaya Dance Academy, a Bharatanatyam dance studio in Mississauga. Upon the successful completion of her Arangetram (Dance Graduation) in 2017, she has had the opportunity to join and perform with the Sampradaya Dance Creations Company. She continues to navigate the world of art and dance through participating in various workshops to diversify her skills and experiment with independent choreographic projects such as Nirguna. Hemantika continues to explore her passion for the arts and science by looking at integrative and alternative approaches to health care using the performing arts.