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Who We Are

The region's premier Indian Dance Ensemble, based in Syracuse, New York.


Our founder and artistic director, Seema Sureshkumar, is an adjunct dance professor at Le Moyne College, a recipient of CNY Arts education grant, CNY SCR Grant, NY State seed grant,  and a former member of the International Dance Council.

We offer training in Indian Classical Kathak Dance, Bollywood Dance, Rajasthani Folk Dance, Bhangra and Yoga Dance.

Anjani Dance Ensembles, LLC is Right for
Students of Any Level or Interest


Instruction for the Professional Dancer

Our Dance Instructor is certified to teach at all levels.

An ISTD Certified Examiner conducts examinations annually.


Just for Fun

For those who want to pursue Indian dance for fun, exercise, or to meet others, Anjani Dance Emsembles is a great choice!

We have a class suitable for all levels of ability and interest.

What Is Kathak Dance?


Kathak is one of the nine major forms of Indian classical dance. Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and extensive footwork, their body movements and flexibility but most importantly through their facial expressions 

What Is Bollywood Dance?


Bollywood dance is a culmination of classical dances such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam dance moves and folk dances e.g., Bhangra, Garba etc., and modern/hip hop dance moves. 

Dramatic facial expressions and body movements means any viewer, dance aficionado or not, can follow the story.

Anjani Dance believes in Building Community


In addition to hosting our own Anjani Dance Ensembles recital each year, we are very active in the Greater Syracuse community.


We perform pro bono for museums, libraries, temples, and Syracuse University many times a year. We have also danced at the Salt City Dance Festival in Syracuse, the Dance Day performance at Destiny USA, WCNY TV Channel, ICRCC Spring Festival, and NY STATE FAIR.


We enjoy being extremely present in our vibrant cultural community and seizing all of the opportunities for our dancers to perform for their friends, family, and the greater community.



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Senator John W. Mannion and Senator Rachel May Young Artist Scholarship recipients 2022

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