Managing Trustee’s Message 

Masako Ono’s Message & Profile

In the picturesque city of Bhubaneswar, in the culturally rich state of Odisha, Mudra Foundation has been thriving, since its existence to unify artistes from various genres and segments, to inspire people, to propagate art and culture and eventually, take an effort to touch people from all sections of the society. Being an initiative by artistes, Mudra Foundation has also tried, from time to time, to contribute to the cause of the underprivileged people through its creative skills. We believe that we can discover the potential of special needs people and share happiness through art.

MUDRA FOUNDATION lives with the aim to create a space for all, where people from any social background or creative discipline can join hands to be a part, contribute to the cause of the organisation and carry forward our aim and objective in the future.

MUDRA FOUNDATION promises to continue spreading love in peoples’ lives through art and creativity and help the society towards a prospective growth.
Message: (from Masako)


Masako Ono started dancing at age 4 in the discipline of Martha Graham technique, additionally trained in western classical ballet, jazz and Hip Hop in Tokyo.

In 1996, Masako joined NRITYAGRAM, the dance village in India, to pursue Odissi dance (Indian Classical Dance) and Yoga.

She is empanelled as a SOLOIST of Odissi dance by the Govt of India (ICCR) since 2009.

She has performed and given lecture-demonstrations / workshops in more than 20 countries in the last decade and has performed for 2 Prime Minister of Japan and the present Prime Minister of India. She was featured in the documentary film. “First Japanese” by NHK in 2007, and was selected as one of the “100 Most Respected Japanese in the World” by the Newsweek in 2008.

Masako also performs her own choreographed contemporary dance pieces and collaborates with international artists regardless of any art field.

Masako Ono
Managing Trustee
Mudra Foundation

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