Jiva Dance

Jiva Dance is a critically acclaimed dance company based in NYC. Jiva Dance is under the artistic direction of Sonali Skandan and sees the importance of preserving and promoting the traditional arts, while developing new and universal narratives that reach us all. Jiva Dance holds the belief that tradition is a continuum of evolution and hopes to invigorate classical works with a freshness and unique voice.


“The choreography was an impressive blending of the strength inherent in the technical aspects of the form and the exuberant emotions that exist in the stories being told…Her [Sonali Skandan] charisma on stage permeated every piece and drew the eyes of the audience as she shifted her gaze in conjunction with the movement.”
– Annie Woller www.eyeondance.org

Jiva Dance

Events and News


November 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Harkness Ballroom, Yale University

Lotus Music and Dance - Dancing Across Cultures

October 27, 2019 - 4:00 pm
248 West 60th St

Check out Jiva Dance’s IGTV Series – Jiva Retrospective

We will be adding videos to this series periodically as a retrospective of our work over the years.  Do check it out on Instagram TV: https://www.instagram.com/jivaarts/channel/