Jiva Performing Arts exists to promote the classical arts of India in the US, specifically Indian classical music and dance. Jiva was formed in 2007 in New York City. Through innovative performances, classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and a strong arts-in-education base, we strive to encourage the growth of the classical arts of India in the US.  Jiva creates engaging and rich performances, which employ modern media such as film, photography and spoken word, as well as collaborating with world music and dance genres, thereby increasing the appreciation and accessibility of these timeless arts.

Jiva offers ongoing classes in Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Violin and Mridangam in the New York City area and beyond for both adults and children. Jiva also organizes performances, master workshops, summer camps and lecture demonstrations by visiting and local artists throughout the year.

Upcoming Events / News

Jersey City Classes

New kids Bharatanatyam classes in Jersey City starting Thursday, June 18th!

Vidyanjali 2015

Its time once again for our beautiful annual dance offering featuring the students of Jiva Performing Arts accompanied by a live orchestra.

Summer Dance Camp 2015

Jiva hosts its annual Summer Dance Camp for children ages 5 & up.

India Abroad

Jiva Performing Arts was featured in India Abroad

Jiva Performing Arts