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

New Saturday Kids Classes

We are happy to be starting Saturday morning kids classes downtown!

India Abroad

Jiva Performing Arts was featured in India Abroad

Jiva's 2014 Highlights

As 2015 approaches, we can’t help but feel proud of what we’ve accomplished this year! Here are some of 2014’s highlights.

Woman Around Town

Sonali was featured in the site Woman Around Town for her unique career choice. Read about it here…

Jiva Performing Arts' Gala 2014

Read some of the wonderful media coverage we received from our recent Gala with Mira Nair as our Keynote Speaker….

Jiva Performing Arts