of Indian Dance and Music was founded in Pittsburgh by the performing
artiste, choreographer and educator, Shambhavi Desai. It offers an
ongoing comprehensive training for beginner through advanced levels
in Bharatanatyam, Lok Nritya (Folk dance), and Hindustani
Classical, Semi Classical and Devotional music. Its mission is to groom
the students in Indian culture and performing arts, and to support,
celebrate and present to a wide range of audiences the dance and
music of India through performances, workshops, educational outreach
programs, and formal dance and music instruction.
artistic practices are constantly evolving as they are influenced by
exposure to cross-cultural exchanges, Sanskruti programs retain the
unique Indian essence that defines the Indian Diaspora. Sanskruti
programs are influenced by contemporary cultures of India.
been performing for the past many years at the Pittsburgh
International Folk Festival, at the Nationality Room at the
University of Pittsburgh, at the Interfaith Ministries, for the FBI
Cultural Diversity Day, the Dragon Boat Festival, Indian cultural
events / festivals, and for several private, semi-private, and
Sanskruti students can
appear in a formal examination conducted by the ‘Pandit Jasraj
Institute for Music and Research’ after the first two or three
years of training. Please let us know if you would
be interested when you begin your music education with us.