Our Founder and Artistic Director Master Terence Lewis is widely-recognised as India’s leading choreographer, dancer and TV judge and a multiple Guiness Book of World Records winner.
Terence is a self-taught artist, who honed his skills mid-career with workshops at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, New York. He was the first Indian to receive a fully-funded scholarship to study at Impulstanz, Vienna (the world’s leading contemporary dance festival) and is the only regular Indian teacher at Impulstanz. He developed a new style of dance, Indo-Contemporary, using his background in Indian dance and Bollywood with contemporary technique. Today he is the only Indian member of the UNESCO- International Dance Council - CID- Conseil International de la Danse.
Terence has judged India’s top dance-based television shows, including Dance Champions, Dance India Dance, Nach Baliye and So You Think You Can Dance! He has choreographed films including Lagaan and Jhankaar Beats; musicals including Children of the Sea and Finding Marina (both with children of the 2005 Tsunami disaster, presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006, where Terence won the Best Choreographer Award) and Disney India’s pioneering stage musical The Beauty and the Beast.
Terence Lewis has entered the Guinness Book of World Records on four occassions – for conducting the largest Bollywood Dance Class in the world and the largest Indo-Contemporary Dance Class, both held in Mumbai, India! His campaign for FBB won the World’s Largest Photobook award.
He has received multiple awards in India and internationally for both, his artistic merit and entreprenuership achievements.
Mahrukh Dumasia is the Creative Head and Chief Choreographer of TLCDC and the Program Head of TLPTI.
Along with Terence Lewis, Mahrukh has been the founding member of the Company and the Institute and is a force to reckon with, owing to her multi faceted talent, keen eye for artistic detailing, and high standards in providing quality, be it in the fields of entertainment or instruction. She was one of the first Indians (along with Terence Lewis) to receive the prestigious Dance Web Scholarship, at the Impulstanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. Mahrukh is a multi-lingual writer, fluent in English, Hindi & French. With a technical background in dance and choreography, a passion for creative writing, and a natural gift for dramatic visualisation, she ably marries art and entertainment and transforms her beautifully expressed scripts into a magical reality on stage. Her background and experience as a French teacher (she taught at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai) makes her well-equipped to head the TLPTI.
Senior Choreographer, Performer, a part of the Creative & Choreography Team & at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company (TLCDC) & Instructor for Contemporary, Jazz & Salsa at TLPTI. Ravinder is a topper of the 3 year graduation course of the Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust. He has mastered various dance styles namely ballet, jazz, hip hop, classical, acrobatics and salsa. He has attended numerous workshops conducted by world renowned dancers. An important highlight of his career, is his scholarship to Vienna for the Impulstanz Dance Festival for 3 years, assisting Terence Lewis & his attendance of the Fair Play Dance Camp, 2016. He won an award for the Best Contemporary Solo Artist at Artist in Action in the year 2013 and the Emerging Artist of the Year award, at Artist in Action for the year 2013-14 (India). He also won the Asia Open Championship title in the Salsa category for the year 2014-15 (India).
Choreographer and Assistant Rehearsal Director - Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company (TLCDC) & Instructor in Contemporary and Hip Hop for TLPTI. He completed his early Schooling from an Urdu Medium School in Mumbai. He pursued dance at the Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute and was an outstanding student. He has choreographed and performed in various shows with Terence Lewis himself. Sally entered Dance India Dance (DID) Season 2 & 3 as a Choreographer and Season 5 as a Contestant – finishing amongst the TOP 7. He also received the prestigious ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival Scholarship in 2012 & bagged the position of Asst. Teacher alongside Master Terence Lewis himself. He has recently visited Poland on a scholarship to Fairplay Dance Camp. Sally is well-known for his trademark style “SALLY SWAG”.
Performer for the Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company & Instructor in Contemporary, Strength & Flexibility & Jazz basics for Terence Lewis Professional training institute. Pratik, an ex student of the TLPTI, a topper of his batch (The Diploma in Dance Foundation Course), was appointed as a company intern for TLCDC. He was handpicked to be a part of the exclusive teacher training program. As a performer, Pratik has been trained in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz & Modern from well renowned, national & international teachers. Pratik has received various scholarships for furthering his dance education - which includes "only passing through" in Italy (2017) and "flying low and passing through in EXIN - Greece (2018) from the creator of this technique Mr.David Zambrano, Goa Contact Festival(2016) and many more. Pratik is also a Principle Dancer for the TLCDC on the commercial circuit & has to his credit a long list of National & International shows of high repute. He is an Integral part of Paaradox - the Contemporary Performing Unit of the TL inc & then went on to perform for the company's Contemporary productions - 'Scrambled eggs', 'Shoonya' & ' The Kamshet Project' at the prestigious JUGNEE - Indo Contemporary Dance Festival in May 2016 and at the Prestigious Impulstanz International Dance Festival Vienna in 2017.
Performer for the Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company & Instructor in Strength & Flexibility, Contemporary & Jazz basics for Terence Lewis Professional training institute. Aric, an ex student of the TLPTI, a topper of his batch (The Diploma in Dance Foundation Course), was appointed as a company intern for TLCDC. He was handpicked to be a part of the exclusive teacher training program. As a performer, Aric has been trained in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz & Modern from well renowned, national & international teachers. As a hard worker who is quick on the uptake, Aric has received various scholarships for furthering his dance education - which includes the The Impulstanz International Dance Festival which is one if the biggest Contemporary Dance festivals in the world and happens in Vienna, Goa Contact Festival and many more. Aric is also a Principle Dancer for the TLCDC on the commercial circuit & has to his credit a long list of National & International shows of high repute. He is an Integral part of Paaradox- the Contemporary Performing Unit of the TL inc & then went on to perform for the company's Contemporary productions - 'Scrambled eggs', 'Shoonya' & The 'Kamshet Project' at the prestigious JUGNEE - Indo Contemporary Dance Festival in May 2016 and at the Prestigious Impulstanz International Dance Festival Vienna in August 2017.
He is the Senior Instructor and Performer in The Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company and also the Assistant Supervisor of Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute. He was the topper of Diploma in Dance Foundation Course as a student. He has received International Dance Scholarship to be a part of the World's biggest Dance Festival - Impulstanz International Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria and stood 3rd place in the International Dance Battle representing India, competing against 60 talented trained dancers from all over the world in Vienna. Sunjoy has done a lot of National and International Dance shows for the Company by travelling all over the world! He is also a part of the 'Paaradox' artistic unit of the company, performing dance productions Nationally and Internationally!