About Nupur Arts

Journey: Established in 1991 by Artistic Director Smita Vadnerkar, Nupur Arts has gone from strength to strength. Enriching the local community through dance activities in schools and centres, Smita’s classes grew from Bharatanatyam to more contemporary styles.

Through outreach workshops and performances, now over 200 students learn at the classes and over 25 years a new generation of young leaders has emerged who are seriously involved in production, script-writing, teaching, media documentation, composing and administration of the classes and productions. Through Nupur Arts, hundreds of young people have becoming culturally aware, confident, creative and energetic adults making a positive contribution to Leicestershire and beyond.

Weekly dance classes are regularly run throughout term time at local venues and popular stage productions and performances are delivered several times a year. Nupur Arts is an exciting organisation that grows organically according to the strengths of its team, teachers and students.

Smita Vadnerkar

Smita Vadnerkar – Smita Vadnerkar is the Artistic Director and Producer of Nupur Arts Dance Academy. She is a professional artist in Bharat Natyam (South Indian Classical), Creative and folk dance styles. She has been teaching for the last 25 years in numerous community centres, schools, and colleges. She anecdotes through Bharat Natyam classical dance, demonstrations and performances on a regional and national level such as Leeds, Swindon, Wakefield, London etc. She has been taking her group all over the UK and has repeatedly conducted sell out shows at Curve, De Montfort Hall, Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth Theatre Royal Nottingham, Birmingham Hippodrome, Berlin ITB & Royal Spa Centre Lemington Spa.

Smita has also been a professional judge at many high profile events, twice on Sony TV’s Boogie Woogie. Her passion for dance has inspired all who have crosses paths with her. Smita was awarded The Special Vishva Lanka Award for her outstanding contribution to dance in the community 2010.

Smita has established a wide range of contacts in her field and is well known and well respected amongst the arts and education organisers around the East Midlands. She has frequently worked with special schools within Leicestershire.

Her commitment to providing high quality training to people of all age ranges and abilities has seen former students successfully conduct classes in their own rights.

More recently, she has established NAYA which encourages youths to develop their skills in project management, project planning and teamwork.

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Upcoming Event

Nayee Disha

We are offering a number of weekly dance classes, specialist workshops by guest artists and online music and dance performances. All activities are open to the public.

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