Terence Lewis is an Indian dancer and judge of popular Dance reality shows. He is known for his contemporary dance. Known for not only hosting reality shows but also has choreographed many Bollywood songs. Also trained in Indian folk, contemporary and neo-classical dance forms. He has choreographed many film songs, International stage shows, Bollywood shows, Indian contemporary performances, Western musicals, popular music videos and Broadway Western musicals.
Terence is one of the few Indian choreographers to break into the international dancing scene. He was trained in Jazz, Ballet and contemporary dance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. He also completed contemporary dance training at New York’s Martha Graham Centre of Contemporary Dance. All this training transformed him into a remarkable dancer and mentor.
He was born in 10 April 1975 in Mumbai Maharashtra. Terence was always a bright kid in his school days. But his parents were not able to afford education for him. Later he started teaching aerobics to women to earn money for his education. He actually wanted to become an actor but choose dancing as his career. Now he is one of the most successful dancer and a mentor.
He is known as a choreographer and judged many Dance shows. Dance India Dance Season 1, 2, 3. Lewis runs his ‘Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company’ in Mumbai. And holds workshops both in India and abroad. He has choreographed Bollywood movies like Lagaan (2001), Jhankaar Beats and Naach (2004), aside from musicals, advertisements, music recordings, and national and global competitions. Terence Lewis likewise got Star Parivaar Award for Favorite Judge. He likewise choreographed Disney India’s first theater creation Beauty and the Beast.
|Siblings||Seven Brother and one sister|
|School||St. Theresa’s Boys High School , Mumbai
St. Xavier’s College ( 11 & 12) ,Mumbai
|College||Institute of Management , Mumbai ,Dadar , Mumbai
University of Mumbai ( Degree in Psychology and Sociology )
|Qualification||Graduate ( Psychology and Sociology )|
|Height||5’10 ” in feet and inches|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
In 2001 he got the chance to choreograph his first dance in an Indian Hindi Movie. It was a ballroom waltz, titled ‘Waltz for a Romance’ in the super hit film ‘Lagaan’. In 2003, an immensely popular song ‘Dil Ne Tumko’ from the Hindi movie ‘Jhankaar Beats’ was choreographed by him.
Over the next three years, he choreographed popular music videos for films such as John Mathew’s ‘Shikhar’, Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Nach’, and Adnan Sami’s ‘Kasam’ with Amisha Patel, and Stereo Nation’s ‘Ishq’ with Koena Mitra and Shaan. He teaches Bollywood and Indian contemporary dance at the ‘Impulstanz Festival’ in Vienna, Austria, and has been doing so since 2007. This international assignment is a great achievement for the Mumbai lad.
He was one of the judges on the dance competition show, ‘Dance India Dance’ which premiered in 2009.
It is a dance-based reality show where dancers from a variety of styles participate. This show boosted his popularity and made him a household name. Along with his dancing skill, he is a daredevil too. He has performed in the Indian version of ‘Fear Factor’ and in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ season 3 in 2010. And has judged popular dance reality shows like ‘Nach Baliye 5’, ‘Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz’ which was aired for a brief period on ‘Life Ok’ and ‘Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati’ in 2013. He was one of the choreographers who worked in the award winning movie ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ in 2013. The dance sequences in the film were highly appreciated.
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