With our heart set on performing as professionals, we started offering quality education and training in an array of dance forms – From Indian Classical to Indian Folk, from Bollywood to Bellydance, from Contemporary to Salsa and many other western dancing styles. Along with this, we also offer a 7 year Vishaarad certificate course in Indian Folk Dancing.
We aim for our young dancers to completely understand the art of dancing, and over 10,000 zealous students, aging from 3 to 80 years, have taken up their journey of this holistic exercise with us in the last 25 years.
Falling in love with the idea of making music with her feet, Kajal learnt Bharatanatyam from Nalanda, Folk Dancing from Mrs. Indumati Lele (Didi), as well as Western Dance from the Terrence Lewis Academy.
A hardworking professional, she worked with Hema Malini for 6 years in her dance ballet group ‘Sanskriti’. As the part of this acclaimed dance group, she has travelled to the USA, France, UK, Dubai, and many other countries to participate in World Folk Festivals. Her agile feet and lively spirit still put the audiences in awe of her performances.
Binita’s journey at Nupur started during her pre-school days and is far from ending. Her completion of Nupur’s 7 years Vishaarad course honed her with extraordinary skill. Extremely proficient in Indian and Western dance forms, she is one of our leading choreographers. The most rewarding aspect of her knowledge is that fact that she gets to share them with her students.
Another pillar of Nupur, Heta believes that dance is the hidden language of the soul. Getting exposure to dancing as a toddler, she initiated her odyssey in the field and has now become one of our finest choreographers. She has completed the 7 year Indian Folk Dance Vishaarad course and effortlessly performs both Indian and Western dances. To watch her perform is a treat for one’s eyes.
A prodigy who has been with us from the age of 3 – first as a student and now as one of our very own choreographers. Through Nupur, she has not only taken up and mastered the Vishaarad course, but also excels in Bharatanatyam. She is used to moving the audience with her own moves, and her spirit is an inspiration for us all.
Started learning Bharat Natyam at age of 5.
Appeared on TV’s Doordarshan channel at
the age of 7
Performed mythological Dance ballets in Hema Malini’s Sanskriti – 1989 to 1995
Participated in International Folk Dance festivals in USA, France, Dubai, England 1989 - 1992
Dance teacher at M.P. Shah High School – 1994 to 1999
Started Nupur Dance Academy in 1995 - completed a silver jubilee in 2020.
Her choreographed dances have won first prize in many competitions over the years
Gets regularly invited as a judge in many dance competitions
Over 10,000 students have learned various dance forms through Nupur, over the years.
From Indian Classical to Indian Folk, from Bollywood to Belly, from Contemporary to Hip-hop – we teach it all! Understanding music, rhythm, and beat are an integral part of every dance course we offer and helps in developing our students’ spatial relationship with the world around them.
Nothing like too young or too old here – at Nupur we welcome people from all age groups, be it 2 or be it 90. Our ever-growing family has people who are solely passionate about dancing, and age never comes in between them taking their first step to performing onstage.
Nupur Dance Academy is one of the very few academies that teach this seven year course and provide quality training in Indian Folk Dance. Our aim is to instill every student with self-discipline and confidence through artistic movement. Recognized by Mumbai University, we understand and value the significance of folk art in our society, and over 2000 students have finished this course with us. We give importance not just to the dance itself but also the culture it comes from, the costumes, the jewellery, etc. Through this course, one’s creative thinking skills are also developed along with a stern work ethic and commitment.
Our philosophy is that dancing and teaching dance is building something which is larger than us. Teamwork and Individuality both are valued here. Our students learn to share space as well as a stage, to take turns, to help each other, and to cooperate. These lessons are taught in a way that they are always enjoyed. The atmosphere that we have created at Nupur is lively, energetic, and dynamic. Learning happens in sync with fun, which is why our students love coming to classes.
Our dedication in helping today’s youth follow their dreams has always flowed in us – and this is evident with our extensive experience of 25 years. 10,000+ satisfied students from all age groups – men and women both – can testify to our commitment of guiding them towards their goals and teaching them the correct dance forms. Flexibility comes naturally to us, both literally and in our philosophy. We are proud to have strong Indian roots and yet offer an array of different western art forms, all depending upon our students’ needs.