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In all of her work, Ashifa’s philosophy is to balance the use of humor with hard work to ensure fun which result
in artistry & precise technique. Please contact Ashifa for details on locations, timings and costs.
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Ashifa has worked with students ranging from 4 year olds to beginner adults; from deaf / hard of hearing children to jazz / tap students to adult dancers with no ballet exposure. Her students benefit from her 14 years of training and 11 years of performing. After teaching in the U.S. for over 3 years, Ashifa taught in Mumbai from 2008-2014. Whilst in India, she taught children at the Toddler Activity Centre and company members of the Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts, held private classes, and was the ballet faculty for the Diploma in Dance course of the Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust.

Mother & Baby Magazine (January 2010)  
“You give everybody their own time to find out a way to do the correct thing which is very comfortable and the friendliness and warmth you exude makes the class atmosphere lighter and [yet we] still strive to perform better.”
“There are many good teachers that will give students a great technique class, but in your class we walk away with more. We gain knowledge, understanding and a deep appreciation for the art of dance.”
“You are one of the best teachers I have come across. You are not just a good teacher in terms of teaching, but you are also so calm and patient with your students.”
Students from 2009-10 Diploma in Dance course of the Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust


Ashifa conceptualizes and conducts workshops for all age groups and levels. She tailor makes each session for the participants and the designed purpose using a variety of music and costume elements. She was an annual feature at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, India from 2009-2012 conducting ballet workshops for children on various themes - from world music to story ballets.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival  (Times of India, February 6-14)  
Ballet Belle  (www.mumbaimirror.com, February 13, 2009)  

"It was a very nice workshop and I loved it."

"I loved the workshop. It was fun."
"I loved the way of teaching. I loved your dance"
Boys and girls aged 8-11 that participated in the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival workshops


Ashifa has choreographed pieces for her student's recitals, her workshops and the Louisiana’s Junior Miss program. She has also rehearsed and prepared her students for different performances. Drawing on her 11 years of experience performing, Ashifa is well equipped to put together a performance, seeing a show through from choreography to the final rehearsal stages. One of her pieces of choreography was an exploration of a social issue for her personal debut performance in India.



Ashifa is always open to new collaborations and opportunities for expanding her love of the ballet art form. Dance appreciation groups, exploring dance therapy or Feldenkrais, and building a dance association are just some of the many possibilities she would enjoy exploring.