Artist Development

Akademi presents a year-round programme of development opportunities for dance artists. We mentor, advise, commission and showcase. Akademi is supporting the next generation of highly talented, classically-trained dancers to build sustainable professional careers. We respond to artists’ needs and expand horizons.

Meet the artists

“Akademi is incredibly important as a representative for the identity of UK based Indian performing artists.” Shane Shambhu

“I know that I can always turn to Akademi for anything related to my dance career and that I would receive honest, comprehensive guidance.” Parbati Chaudhury

Choreography Commissions Artist 2017

“Think of Akademi as a greenhouse for seedlings – before they are ‘planted out’.” Magdalen Gorringe