Our Founder and Artistic Director Master Terence Lewis is widely-recognised as India’s leading choreographer, dancer and TV judge and a multiple Guinness Book of World Records winner. He is a Doctor in the Performing Arts (Dance), an honarary title awarded by the National Institute of Education and Research, New Delhi, in recognition of his achievements in the dance sector.
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. He was the first 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.
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”.
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!
Simran teaches Strength & Flexibility/Body toning, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop Basics & Bollywood at the TLPTI and is a Senior Performer in the TLCDC.
She was a student of the DPLC & DIDFC Courses of TLPTI and got selected to be a part of the Company. She has been trained in Contemporary, Jazz & Ballet and has performed in numerous National & International commercial shows with TLCDC. She has recieved a scholarship from the TLCDC to train at the 'Contact Festival' in Goa and has also trained herself at the 'Deltebre Dansa Festival' in Spain
She is a part of PAARADOX, the contemporary production unit of TLCDC and has performed in contemporary productions - 'Shoonya' in India and 'The Kamshet Project' in India & Vienna.
Mansi Pathare is a Senior Performer of Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company- TLCDC and Instructor at Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute TLPTI.
Mansi is trained in Bollywood, Bharatnatyam, Ballet,Jazz and many more styles. She has done the DIDFC course and was the topper of her DIDFC 8 batch. She has received multiple Dance Scholarships from Master Terence and the TLCDC.
Mansi Pathare is also a part of our Contemporary Artistic Production team – PAARADOX. She has performed in the contemporary production – ‘The Kamshet Project’. She has done a lot of commercial shows in India & abroad with the company.
Geet Das is a Performer at the Terence Lewis Dance Company (TLCDC) & an Instructor at the Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute (TLPTI).
Geet is trained in HipHop, Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary. He has done the DIDFC course & was one of the toppers from his DIDFC 15 Batch.
Geet is also a part of our Contemporary Artistic dance unit - PAARADOX. He has done a lot of commercial & conceptualised shows in India & abroad with the Company.
Nishant Daudiya is a Senior Performer at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company - TLCDC & Junior Creative Team - (Commercial unit) and Instructor at Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute- TLPTI. He is trained by national and international teachers in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip hop (Popping, House), Urban,etc and many more styles.
Nishant specializes in Hip hop & Urban. He has performed with the TLCDC in innumerable shows in India and all around the world and has been the Lead Dancer in several shows on large commercial platforms.
He has performed in several TV Reality shows along with Terence Lewis and The Company - TLCDC. Nishant has also received further Dance Scholarships from Terence Lewis and the company (TLCDC) for training in styles like Hip Hop, Urban, Popping and Afro.