About Us

We Believe the Arts are for Everyone.

The mission of the India School of Dance, Music & Theatre Inc. is the preservation and promotion of the visual, literary and performing arts of India for all Manitobans. This is achieved by teaching, showcasing and sharing our resources with the community

Our Story

The idea of an Institute to teach students and showcase artists began in the seventies with Folklorama, and a core group of local artists and patrons. Established in 1980, the India School was incorporated in 1983, with a clear mandate to promote excellence in the arts in Manitoba. From small beginnings of only 25 students, the India School now accommodates well over 150 students and teachers. Instruction is provided in Classsical and Contemporary Music, Classical Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Folk and Tribal, and Bollywood.

The Values That Guide and Govern Us

Caring & Kindness

In our interactions with all people

Humility & Simplicity

In the delegation of tasks and responsibilities

Honesty & Transparency

In our programs and activities

Management Committee

The management committee works to ensure the highest standards are met in policy and in the smooth day-to-day school operations.

Mrs. Pamela Rebello O.M.

Executive Director

Ann Puvirajah


Najma Sabir

Vice President

Muni Mysore

PAST President

Miss Caitlin Wood


Mr. James Manickam


Mrs. Poorany William

Dance Rep

Miss Shavira Narraandes

Dance Rep

Mrs. Tarla Mistry

Music rep

Dr. Amiya Chakraborty

Music Rep

Mrs. Rathy Ramanathan

Parent REp

Mrs. Sangita Bhalla

Community Rep

Mrs. Jyothi Prabha Ettigi

Alumni/Student Rep

Mrs. Carolyn Wood

Financial Advisor

Mr. Nigel Mohammed

Financial Advisor

Ms. Yenny Trinh

Legal Counsel

Our School at a Glance

In the last four decades the India School has proven to be a leader in the Arts. From 1987 with the 'Prix Manitoba' Award for outstanding work in the field of multiculturalism to the First Community Leadership Award by the Asian Heritage Society in 2019.

Come Visit Us

The India School of Dance, Music & Theatre Inc. believes that every interested person in the Arts has a right to be to be part of The creative process of enlightenment, (research and scholarship), and be provided the opportunity to share their gifts, (talents and work), with all Canadians and the world.

Winnipeg Studio

479 St. Mary’s Road,
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L1

(204) 233-0069