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

The Art of Abhinaya Performance

Please join us for The Art of Abhinaya performance with Bragha Bessell, one of the most celebrated artists of abhinaya today!

The Art of Abhinaya Workshop with Bragha Bessell

Please join us for the workshop followed by a performance on July 22!

Jersey City Bharatanatyam Classes

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

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