A dancer extraordinaire, a respected choreographer, God of Contemporary dance, these are some of the names given to Terence Lewis. Terence was born into the family of Xavier and Teresa Lewis and was the youngest of their eight children. He was brought up as a Catholic and did his schooling from St. Theresa High School before joining the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and The Martha Graham Centre for Contemporary Dance in
where he was trained extensively in Jazz, Ballet and contemporary dancing. It goes without saying that he turned out to be an extraordinary dancer and soon started his career as a choreographer.
Terence has been a part of many Bollywood movies and apart from that he has also staged various musicals, advertisements, stage shows and of course music videos. He is one of the most sought after choreographers of our times and rightly so.
Terence has choreographed in movies like Lagaan, which got nominated for the Oscars. Moreover he has also choreographed in movies like Jhankar Beats and Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela among many of his other movies. He was also a part of Dance India Dance, where he was a judge cum mentor and was overseen by the great
who was the Grand Master of the show. He was recently seen judging the celebrity couple dance show Nach Baliye Shriman vs Shrimati alongside actress and Big Boss(UK) winner
as well as another well known choreographer,
. Terence also has a very adventurous side to himself which made him take part in the Indian version of Fear factor, Khatron Ke Khiladi.
‘Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company’ is Terence’s brainchild, fully run by him churning out talented dancers. Terence’s exploits are not only in India but are spread worldwide. He has won the American Choreography Award for Lagaan in 2002 with other choreographers including the likes of Choreography Queen,
. Moreover he is the first Indian to have won the dance Web Europe Scholarship in Vienna, Austria representing India.