Nataraj Dancers

Performing Group

Nataraj Inc., a non-profit cultural and educational organization was established in 1982 to promote an appreciation and understanding of performing arts of India in United States. Based in the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts, but with our roots in India, the organization has become an integral part of the multicultural arts programs in the State and within the South Asian community. Under the artistic direction of Ranjanaa Devi, Nataraj maintains a dance company that presents concerts and teaching residency programs of classical, folk and dance-theater by the Nataraj Dancers. Nataraj Dancers have been on the Massachusetts Cultural Council Touring Artist Roster since 1984. Nataraj has been officially been recognized as the premier South Asian Cultural Enrichment Resource organization by the Five Colleges, Inc. for its unique and innovative programming that continues to build artistic bridges between the East and West. Nataraj offers classes during the academic year and sessions during the summer. Nataraj Dancers also collaborate with other artists to present new work in performance.

Primary Discipline

Dance - Traditional

Additional Disciplines

Dance - Ethnic
Music - Ethnic / World


Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class


  • The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Tarlow Chariitable Foundation, Amherst Cultural Council, Hosei University, Japan, Kolkata Museum, India
  • Massachusetts Senate Citations 2007, 2013
  • Japan Society of Boston 2008
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council


  • Conservatory training in Dance and Dance Theater with three leading Dance teachers over twenty years
  • Undergraduate and Graduate degree in Music from Delhi University, India

Professional Associations

  • Association of Arts Presenters

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1982
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 10 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: State-wide, Surrounding States/Region, Nationally, Internationally
  • Seasons active: Year round