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.
In July, Akademi marked 40 years of nurturing excellence in South Asian dance with NAVADAL, South Asian Youth Dance Competition and Rising Stars showcase.
Following an extremely popular application stage, we’re very excited to announce the shortlisted participants who will perform in this years NAVADAL.
Meet the artists
"Thanks to the continued professional development provided by Akademi, taking part in Dance Well training events and regularly working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, I have been able to further develop my skills within health settings."
In April 2018 Akademi’s DAKSHINA packed a punch with performances from two leading classical Indian dancers in the UK, Kamala Devam and Elena Catalano, accompanied by live musicians.
Where to find us
Hampstead Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP