Ashley Lobo

Founder and Artistic Director of The Danceworx and Navdhara India Dance Theatre

ASHLEY LOBO is considered to be the spearhead of international dance in India. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of both The Danceworx (TDX) and Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT).

Trained in Australia at the Bodenweiser Dance Centre and at Sydney Dance Company, his career in performing arts comprises over 35 years of performing, choreographing and teaching in India and overseas.

Ashley is renowned for his Prana Paint™ technique, a unique sensitizing approach developed by him that explores movement through yoga, breath, connectivity and touch. This notable technique has put him on the international map and led to him being invited to teach and choreograph overseas.

In 2017, he was invited to create a full-length contemporary dance production “Das Dschungelbuch” for The Ballet Chemnitz in Germany. In 2018, he worked with Zawirowania Dance Theater in Poland on a contemporary dance collaboration titled “The Crossing”. In 2019, he created a full-length contemporary dance production “Yama” for the TanzLin.z ballet company, Linz, Austria. In 2020, he was invited to collaborate with and choreograph Dance Entropy dance company in New York, USA. Next year, in May 2020 he has been invited back to Linz, Austria to once again choreograph the TanzLin.z allet company, this time for a full length work based on Buddha.

Ashley has choreographed extensively for stage and cinema, with over 30 feature films and as many stage productions to his credit.

Ashley has also been a judge on India's Dancing Superstar, a competitive dance reality programme on Star Plus, a premium Indian TV channel.

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