Akademi South Asian Dance UK

Akademi South Asian Dance UK

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Our vision is that South Asian dance is thriving at the centre of British cultural life. We want everyone, no matter their age or background, to have the opportunity to experience, learn about or participate in South Asian dance, and in doing so gain an understanding of different communities and cultures. Akademi is a catalyst for change, a proactive and collaborative partner, creating outstanding artistic experiences and ensuring that London is a driving creative force for South Asian dance globally.

Our mission is to inspire audiences and change lives by creating and nurturing excellence in classical, contemporary, popular and participatory South Asian dance.


Our programme falls under three core aims:

PERFORMANCE: to be the leading producer of South Asian dance across classical, contemporary and popular forms, growing audiences by taking work to new places, building strong local, national and international partnerships, and using technology to deepen engagement and widen reach.

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT: to empower South Asian dance artists to build sustainable professional careers in performance, choreography and participatory practice.

LEARNING AND PARTICIPATION: to deliver meaningful, evidence-based interventions using participatory dance and movement to achieve measurable, positive outcomes for education, skills, health, wellbeing, and social cohesion.

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