Ten dancers, 4 in white, 2 in green, and 4 in white, in formation on stage with a blue background


We are a nonprofit created to support young artists who would not otherwise be able to pursue their artistic and charitable goals. Historically, we have helped with rehearsal space, performance space, and mentoring in production and management. We are hoping to stage our first original work in 2023.

Our primary support comes from multiple performing artists and teachers in Austin, including Natyalaya School of Dance, which has been producing annual shows since 1987, Natya Sabhai Arts, which supports up to 18 productions a year from five local dance schools, and other independent professional artists, including musicians, sound directors, and photographers.

Past and Upcoming Shows

Our past accomplishments include technical support for the Jungle Book with Natyalaya School of Dance in 2013. In 2019, we supported the arangetram (solo debut performance with live music) of Akshita Bodappu from Abhinaya School of Kuchipudi. In 2021, IDEA staged the musical Agasthya in collaboration with Natyalaya School of Dance to raise some funds for the organization. In 2022, IDEA will be sponsoring several young dancers. Please join us at these free events!

2022 Sponsored Events:

  • Arangetram of Shri and Devanshi | June 11, 2:30 pm, Liberty Hill High School | RSVP
  • Arangetram of Varshini Thiyagarajan | June 18, 3:00 pm, Austin Waldorf School
  • Arangetram of Khashitha Ashokkumar | June 26, 3:30 pm, Austin Waldorf School
  • Arangetram of Sriyuktha Ghanta | July 3, 2:30 pm, Austin Waldorf School | RSVP

Volunteer Opportunities

IDEA is planning to start a volunteer program for young dancers to share the classical Indian arts
with underprivileged groups, including children and adults with disabilities, mental health conditions, chronic health conditions, and others.

Stay tuned for more information on this program coming soon!