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 promote classical Indian Dance in NUS and beyond by

  • creating works that integrate research and contemporary themes

  • providing platforms for the learning and practice of different classical dance forms

  • providing a platform for critical discourse in classical Indian Dance


That every member of the NUS community would have encountered a live classical Indian Dance performance at least once in their life on campus