top of page

About CICD


Mission Statement

The Centre for Indian Classical Dance (CICD) is a visionary South Asian dance organisation which acts as a specialist dance agency in the East Midlands. It promotes and develops South Asian dance through training at all levels, performances, networking and partnerships at local, regional and national level. 

CICD passionately believes that South Asian Dance is for everybody irrespective of age, gender, ability, race and nationality. By promoting interest in dance, it also promotes interest in South Asian heritage and culture.

Nilima Devi

Founder and Artistic Director of CICD

3. Manah Dasha.jpeg

Established in Leicester by Nilima Devi on 1st January 1981 to promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation for Indian dance and culture. 

2. Raasika Project.jpeg

Executive committee, jointly supervising the activities in CICD

aakash Headshot_by_MehrbanHussain.jpg

Over the last 33 years, CICD has trained hundreds of 
British-born young people in Kathak dance who have performed for various events and festivals at prestigious venues in the UK and internationally.

bottom of page