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. We create engaging and rich performances, which employ modern media including film, photography and spoken word, as well as dialogue 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 NYC 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

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….

Review for Mayura: Blue Peacock

Last weekend’s performance of Mayura: Blue Peacock was a huge success. We sold out all three shows and even received this great review from Eye On Dance. Click HERE to check it out.

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