Minila Shah, founder and choreographer has worked extensively in London and New York developing unique and exquisite choreography for film, television, theatre and media. She has been gifted with the art of creating artistic, engaging movement that embraces Indian dance and culture. Minila and her work have been featured in The Times of India, The Times (UK) and TimeOut London.

Minila recently worked with director Lloyd Kaufman on an upcoming film creating choreography for the cast and Ajna’s professional performance company who were featured in the film’s dance sequence. Minila was featured as the Bollywood expert on Dancing on Ice and her choreography for Hayley and Dan has gone down in Dancing on Ice history. They received a perfect score on the routine and went on to win the competition. She has also worked on theatre productions and television shows.dancing on ice logo

Minila’s unique combination of expertise in classical dance (Bharatnatym & Kathak) traditional Indian folk dances (Bhangra, Garba, Dandiya) as well as mainstream bollywood dance and movement makes her style stand out among the rest.

Minila provides choreography and as well as the Ajna Dance professional performance company for film, television, theatre, music videos, corporate events and public festivals.

Notable Choreography

  • Film – Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, Return to Nuke Em High, Volume 2. Choreography for cast and performance appearance by Ajna Dance performance company
  • Corporate – Albourne America LLC – Choreography for US Offices (70 people) for performance in Oxford, UK with special guest appearance by Minila
  • Online marketing campaign – Cornetto, Bollywood choreography and lesson for marketing campaign aired on Facebook
  • Reality Television – ITV’s Dancing on Ice – Bollywood ice dance choreography; couple received a perfect score and proceeded to win the competition
  • Theatre – Stephen and the Sexy Partridge, West End Theatre Production – Bollywood choreography performed by cast members
  • Reality Television – Sky1 Series, Fat Families – Bollywood/Bhangra instructor for family on the show 
  • Media – 2012 London Olympics – Bollywood performance and filming for London 2012 Olympic screens
  • Television – BBC Documentary, Oranges & Lemons – Bollywood choreography & performance
  • Television – BBC Series, Hotel Babylon, Series 4, Episode 1 – Bollywood performer/extra

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