Choreography

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 was featured Dancing on Ice in London and her choreography for the couple, 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 in London and New York.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 Bollywood dance and movement makes her style unique.

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

Notable Choreography

  • NBC – Minila and Ajna Dance Company performed on NBC for Red Nose Day with Nick Cannon
  • Good Morning America – Minila and Ajna Dance Company were featured on GMA with Priyanka Chopra
  • Food Network – Minila and Ajna Dance Company performed on an episode of Worst Chefs with Rachel Ray
  • Good Day New York – Minila choreographed a segment on Good Day New York in injunction with DJ Rekha and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • 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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