New York Department of Education


Preeti Vasudevan has been working with the Department of Education in New York City since 2007 in various capacities. Dancing for the Gods, Thresh’s now retired interactive education website on Indian Dance, partnered with New York City's DoE’s Blueprint for Dance to design unique lesson plans for public school teachers in the New York City areas. The DoE has shared The Red Curtain Project throughout the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic to all public schools in the city in order to bring a better understanding of diversity through digital stories. Preeti has also led movement-based professional development sessions for public school teachers introducing the history and practice of Indian dance and building on new approaches to cultural dance forms for the upcoming academic years.