Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance A premier institution in the Tri-State area of New York New Jersey and Pennsylvania area for Bharatanatyam, Indian Dance
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Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a mission to preserve and promote Classical art forms. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recognized Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance (NID) as exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of IRS Code. Also it is classified as public charity under section 509 (a)(2) of IRS code. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible under section 170 of the code and are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfer of gifts under section 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the IRS code.

NID is a member organization and any individual interested in supporting the mission of Nrithyanjali can become a life member or donate generously. Membership/Donation form can be downloaded by clicking here


It caters to the needs of the community at large and specifically the Indian American community for Bharatanatyam learning and empowering the community. It has presented numerous programs to promote and popularize Indian arts in NY, NJ, PA & India. It has presented programs to raise funds for several organizations such as American Redcross, Rotary International, Kids Peace, Valley Health Hospitals, HELP foundation, (karishma), HTCS, Ranganatha Seva Samithi, Arsha bodha and Arsha Vidya gurukulams with their fund raising activities.


NID has presented lecture demonstrations as well as full length performances in Universities, Libraries, Museums, Malls, Girls Scouts, United-way, etc.


NID presents programs of artists of high caliber. If you would like to perform for our shows send complete details of your dance company, profile of dancers, dates available to perform etc. to us.


NID sponsors extremely talented musicians from India and provides musical support for dance performances and Arangetram throughout USA. Contact us by email for further information.


It has been a result of the relentless efforts that have been invested towards the propagation of the Bharatanatyam Dance art form to the community in the tri-state area & Pennsylvania by Ramya Ramnarayan, the artistic director. With Ramya's vast experience in having interacted with her tutors in the traditional Guru Sishya Parampara for many years, Nrithyanjali provides a forum for a systematic and authentic way to learn Bharatanatyam in a very traditional setting.


Ramya and other staff members of Nrithyanjali have been training students since 1990 and several students have graduated (trained and performed Arangetrams). Nrithyanjali imparts immeasurable knowledge to aspiring dancers in the years to come. Currently there are around 150 students receiving training at various skill levels in the traditional Guru Sishya Parampara.

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