About the Troupe

Established in 1977, NUS Indian Dance is a close-knit group of highly committed dancers that welcomes dancers into a dance family where growth and learning is encouraged. The group is faithfully guided by its Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, Mrs Santha Bhaskar, a pioneer in the Indian cultural dance scene and Cultural Medallion recipient.

NUS Indian Dance pursues excellence in the Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, through rigorous and demanding training sessions aimed at maintaining high standards of performance. Dancers not only hone their dance skills but develop a deeper sense of self-confidence and cultural identity.


To encourage dancers to explore and nurture their creativity through Bharatanatyam

  • improve our art form's accessibility to the general public by fusing modern themes with traditional Indian dance

  • reach larger local audiences and promote appreciation for classical Indian dance


To be a premier dance troupe locally and globally recognised for excellent technique as well as integrating research and unconventional themes into traditional Indian dance