The UK's Leading
South Asian Dance Charity

What's On

Find out more about our new production Paradiso: Man's Enduring Search for Perfection.

Artist Development

Akademi provides a year-round programme of opportunities for dance artists.


Bringing together the best young
South Asian dance talent.

Corporate and
private events

Delivering sleek and exciting entertainment.

Education and Community

Bringing South Asian dance to school and communities around London

Dance Well

Our 3-year community participation
project funded by the National Lottery
through the Big Lottery Fund.


We perform

Akademi creates extraordinary experiences for audiences across the UK and beyond.  Our performances embrace the rich diversity of classical, contemporary and popular South Asian dance styles.

We develop

We nurture the UK’s next generation of South Asian dancers and choreographers. We provide unique opportunities to create, share work and develop professional careers.

We inspire

Our work lives in the community.  We inspire, educate and engage people of all ages through pioneering participatory work.  We take South Asian arts to schools, hospitals and other community settings.


Its been a pleasure to see Akademi grow from strength to strength as a vital resource for dance in the UK .  It has provided many imaginative opportunities and platforms for South Asian Dance and dancers to develop and flourish .  

Shobhana Jeyasingh, Artist