New York’s Premier
Indian Dance Company

Ajna Dance Company is New York’s premier Indian dance company, specializing in artistic and authentic choreography, performances and arts education. Ajna was created in 2012 with the purpose of sharing Indian dance in all its forms – folk, classical, and film – with a global and diverse audience. Our dancers and instructors are trained in a broad range of dance styles and pride themselves on offering stunning performances and highly skilled instruction. Ajna’s signature dance style blends the grace and technique of classical dance with the energy and passion of Bollywood!

What’s New?
Classes and Events

This Asian Pacific Heritage Month, our Director, Minila Shah is thrilled to represent Indian culture and Ajna Dance Company as she participates in Panel discussions this May.

“Asians in the Arts” – a panel in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at MeetUp HQ on May 16th, 6.30pm onwards. There will be a fireside chat, food, drinks and a social component to celebrate and learn from the contributions that Asians/Asian Americans are making in the arts. All are welcome!
Panel features: Minila Shah, Founder & Director Ajna Dance Company | Yanvi, Writer & Critic | Lauren Espejo, Blogger & Podcast Host

Registration is open for our Winter/Spring term with kids classes in Long Island City, Brooklyn and the UWS

Have you watched our latest video to Dil Cheez Kya Hai from the original Umrao Jaan? This is a classic Bollywood song from a classic Bollywood film with the stunning Rekha. We hope you enjoy!

Why Choose Ajna?

Kajal P. October 14, 2017

My daughter did 2 semesters with Ajna and her dancing blossomed. Before she started with Ajna, she wasn't precise and deliberate about her moves, as confident, and creative. This has all changed. She just performed with my niece at my cousin's wedding in California. She had confidence and poise. Thank you so much for your approach -- I truly think this has made a difference. If I still lived there, I would be taking one of the adult classes!

Carrie H. October 14, 2017

I've taken classes with Ajna for a few years. My dancing has improved and the classes are fun yet challenging. Highly recommend it!

Devika A. October 14, 2017

I worked with Ajna on dance choreography for my wedding, our instructor Veena was amazingly sweet and patient and did a great job getting my fiancé, brother his girlfriend and I ready for an amazing performance. I would definitely recommend working with Ajna. Veena was able to be flexible to our changing ideas and rush videos when we needed them. Thanks Veena!