Blue13 Dance Company

Reimagine American Dance

for Presenters

Blue13 is a confluence of the contemporary and the classic, utilizing the cultural art legacies of the Indian subcontinent as a departure point to create a new vision of American dance.

upcoming engagements

celebrate india

Blue13 performs and teaches as part of the City of Santa Clarita's "Celebrate" series. Join the dancers along with Dhol Nation and DJ Sandeep Kumar at Canyon Country Community Center's outdoor stage.

June 3, 2022

blue13 summer intensive

Register today for our one-day intensive with Artistic Director, Achinta S. McDaniel kicking off the day with Bollywood, followed by Associate Director, Jon Paul and all the teaching artists of Blue13 teaching a multitude of styles which are part of the Blue13 craft. End the day learning company repertory, and to be considered to perform with us at Stomping Ground on August 13, 2022!

August 4, 2022 9am-5pm

diwali at disney

Blue13 returns to Disney's California Adventure to celebrate Diwali at the Festival of Holidays. Join us at the Palisades stage for four shows a day, including dance lessons!

November 12, 2021-January 9, 2022

winter in las vegas

Blue13 performs in two shows in Las Vegas this November, with excerpts of Bollywood and contemporary works including the critically acclaimed "Terpsichore in Ghungroos."

November 19, 2021, Clark County
November 20, 2021, West Las Vegas
7:30 p.m. curtain

Casa romantica november

Join us at the beautiful and Historic Casa Romantica in San Clemente, California for a Site-Specific Experience overlooking the ocean.

November 12, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

firebrand sway dance film

A short dance film by Saam Gabbay and Achinta S. McDaniel, Firebrand Sway is currently in post-production and will be released later this year.

"here's to you" video

Look out for Part II of “Here’s to You” Dance Video created during COVID, premiering this Winter on YouTube.

Film & television

Professional choreography and dance for commercial, film, television & music video projects.

Credits include: New Girl, The Strokes, DJ Snake, Madden, The Amazing Race

theme park services

stunning, interactive, and entertaining Indian dance crafted solely with your guests in mind

unique & interactive corporate events

diverse & professional performances and performers

energize your partners and team members


blue13 brings a celebratory element to corporate events and projects, tailored to suit your specific needs. booking unforgettable virtual and digital events of every scale

private events & creative services

from your daughter’s wedding to your friend’s 40th birthday, allow us to tailor-make your memorable dance event: digital and live Performances, Classes, Flash Mobs, and Dancergrams in Bollywood, Jazz, Contemporary, and more.

dance education

Inimitable Bollywood and Contemporary Indian dance workshops, master classes, choreography, and community engagement.

support blue13 dance today

our ongoing efforts to increase cultural knowledge and center BIPOC artists amplifies representation, equity, and diversity in the performing arts.

your donation will enable us to bring dance, and with it, meaningful and lasting impact where it is needed most across the U.S. and abroad.

blue13 dance company

mission statement

to drive a substantive shift in the perception and practice of American dance through performance, community, and education.

our movement, our rhythm, gesture, our very identity that lies neither on this side of the ocean nor the other, not fixed in generation old or new, but dancing in that strange and uncomfortable landscape between the two, the space that has for us, become home.

Achinta s. mcdaniel, artistic director & founder