Ashley Lobo is an Indian-Australian choreographer who trained in Australia at the Bodenweiser Dance Centre (under the late Margaret Chapple) and also at the much-reputed Sydney Dance Company. He moved back to India in 1998 and has been working passionately since to spread the awareness of international dance in India. He was recently felicitated for his immense contribution in the field of arts by the city of Mumbai at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016.
Ashley is the Founder & Artistic Director of Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT) whose productions of Amaara – A Journey of Love and A Passage to Bollywood successfully toured the US and Israel in 2015. The company will be performing in Shanghai, South Africa, and Poland over the next couple of months, as well as premiering their new work Agni at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in October 2016.
Ashley has developed the Prana Paint™ technique – a unique sensitizing approach that explores movement through connectivity, yoga, breath, and touch. He has been invited to teach this unique technique at educational institutions like the Joffrey Ballet and contemporary dance companies like the Inbal Dance Theatre Company. His Prana Paint™ technique attracts numerous international dance students to come and explore their artistry at his studio in Mumbai, India.
Ashley also founded The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy when he returned back to India in 1998 and today they train more than 5500 students across Delhi and Mumbai in various international dance styles like jazz, ballet ,contemporary, urban to name a few.
Ashley has choreographed extensively for stage and cinema with over 25 feature films and as many stage productions. Both in film and stage, he is known for producing work with a uniquely strong sense of connection, which he has developed through his PranaPaint™ technique.