AATMA Performing Arts is a New Jersey and New York-based Indian dance company with a professional dance troupe in New York and Los Angeles as well as dance schools throughout New Jersey. Directed by Amit Shah and co-directed by Kruti Shah, AATMA aims to unite traditional Indian dance styles (Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Garba, Bhangra) with modern forms of movement (Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop), resulting in a vivid amalgamation of eastern and western culture. AATMA's interpretation of Bollywood dance, which originates from Indian cinema, combines ethnic spirit and intense emotion to produce a breathtaking visual display of dance and entertainment.
AATMA's work has been featured in US publications including The New York Times and The Star Ledger, and even international publications such as The Star, and FACT Magazine. They have also performed for corporations such as Pepsi, General Electric, HBO, AT&T, HSBC, Bank of America, and Mastercard. They have worked alongside Bollywood Actress, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Genelia D'Souza, and Shahrukh Khan's production company, Red Chillies Productions. Their current home production "Mystic India: The World Tour" is touring both inthe US and internationally and has recieved rave reviews by over 100,00 people in just the past year. So far, the company has traveled to places such as Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, China, Bahrain, and throughout the USA.
With a dance troupe that travels internationally, as well as competitive dance schools AATMA's focus is to preserve the culture of India, while incorporating it with American dance influences to create a brilliant fusion of art powerful enough to be understood by audiences around the world.