Artistic Director, Navdhara India Dance Theatre
Ashley Lobo’s career in the performing arts comprises of over 32 years of experience in performing, choreographing, and teaching, both in India and overseas.
He trained in Australia at the Bodenweiser Dance Centre (under the late Margaret Chapple) and at the much-reputed Sydney Dance Company in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary styles of dance. He is also a qualified Yoga teacher.
He is the Founder & Artistic Director of The Danceworx Academy, which has studios in New Delhi and Mumbai. And he is the developer of Prana Paint & Flow™, a unique sensitizing approach that explores movement through connectivity, yoga, breath, and touch.
Ashley has choreographed extensively for stage and cinema with over 20 films and as many stage productions, so his choreographic style has a strong influence of cinematic techniques combined with clear narrative. In film and stage, he is known for producing work with a uniquely strong sense of connection, which he has developed through his Prana Paint & Flow™.
Theatrical choreographies include: JHUMROO, Kingdom of Dreams; Ji Saab Ji; Salaam India; The Box; About Nothing; Short Cut; Passage to Amsterdam; That’s Dancing!; Buddha; The Chorus Line; Romeo & Juliet in Technicolor; Les Miserables; Matilda; Fiddler on the Roof; Jesus Christ Superstar; Me and My Girl; West Side Story.
Film choreographies include: Parched (director Leena Yadav); Bombay Velvet (director Anurag Kashyap); Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (director Arif Ali); Highway (director Imtiaz Ali); One by Two (director Devika Bhagat); Boss (director Anthony D’Souza); Cocktail (director Homi Adajania); Rockstar (director Imtiaz Ali); Guzaarish (director Sanjay Leela Bhansali); No One Killed Jessica (director Raj Kumar Gupta); Aisha (director Rajshree Ojha); Teen Patti (director Leena Yadav); Blue (director Anthony D’Souza); Love Aaj Kal (director Imtiaz Ali); U Me Aur Hum (director Ajay Devgan); Jab We Met (director Imtiaz Ali); No Smoking (director Anurag Kashyap); Ahista Ahista (director Shivam Nair); Namastey London (director Vipul Shah); Socha Na Tha (director Imtiaz Ali); Dhoom (director Sanjay Gadhvi); In Othello (director Roysten Abel).
Ashley has also been a judge on India's Dancing Superstar, a competitive dance reality programme on Star Plus, a premium Indian TV channel.