“Dance Ihayami are a source of great joy. … I cannot imagine the landscape of dance in Scotland without this wonderful company”
Morag Deyes MBE, Artistic Director, Dance Base National Centre for Dance, Edinburgh

Dance Ihayami is Scotland’s Indian dance company, dedicated to Indian classical dance in its purest form, as well as the contemporisation of the dance form. The company challenges ideas about Indian classical dance and creates innovative work, regularly collaborating with different art forms and media. 

Click here for information on the DANCE IHAYAMI COMPANY (artistic director, dancers, productions)

“Ihayami means ‘I am here’. Because it is what I am doing – Dance, I am here!”
Priya Shrikumar, Artistic Director and Founder of Dance Ihayami


Dance Ihayami also runs an extensive education and community engagement programme for people of all background, age and ability:

Click here for infomation on DANCE IHAYAMI SCHOOL (class timetables, contact details for enquiries)

Click here for information on DANCE IHAYAMI'S OUTREACH PROGRAMME (community-based, Indian dance projects, contact details for enquiries) 

Latest News


Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bollywood, Yoga and Carnatic Music

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Dundee and Livingston

Spring term starts from 7th January 2017 (11 week term)

Term culminates in our UTSAV SPRINGTIME FESTIVAL on Saturday 25th March, at George Square Theatre, Edinburgh. A day of performances from our students, as well as workshops and stalls.

For more information on Ihayami School and class timetables, click here.

Dance Ihayami board of directors seeks new trustees

The Board of Trustees of Dance Ihayami is seeking expressions of interest for new Trustees. As a trustee of Dance Ihayami, you will play a key role in the governance and strategic direction Scotland’s leading Indian classical dance company.

For more information, click here








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