The UK's Leading South Asian Dance Charity

Choreography Commissions:

Successful applicants announced

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.

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.


Live performance

Embracing the rich diversity of classical, contemporary and commercial South Asian dance styles, we create extraordinary experiences for audiences around the UK and beyond.

Artist Development

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

Education and Community

We inspire, educate and engage people of all ages through our pioneering participatory work, taking 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




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