Shifu Ash is a dance movement researcher, educator and choreographer based in Mumbai, India. His expertise lies in movement practices such as Wing Chun, Aikido, Contact Improvisation, Modern Contemporary Dance and Ballet with an experience of 20 years. He is also a former member of CID-UNESCO Paris (International Dance Council) and the founding member of DCI (Dance Council India).
In the year 2021 Shifu Ash was titled The Saint Beast by the International Martial Arts Federation Japan. His current project involves choreographing for an upcoming feature film in India and co-curating a dance festival called Partner Dance Festival.
As a movement practitioner he has trained with a number of masters like: Grandmaster IP Chun, Nancy Stark Smith, David Zambrano, Frey Faust, Sara Shelton Mann, Kira Kirsch, Andrew De Lotbinière Hardwood, Akram Khan, Desmond Richardson, Era Jouravlev, Stephanie Godino, Terence Lewis, Mia Michael, Sonya Tayeh, Anjelika Doniy, Danny Ezralow, Ohad Naharin, to name a few.
He has been invited for guest-lectureship at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Goa Contact Festival, Tokyo Nomadic Residency, Chinchintalu Festival Dubai, Saint Petersburg Conservatory Dance, Goa Dance Residency, Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company, Nritya Shakti Mumbai, Institute Of Classical & Modern Dance India, Radi Sveta Art Moscow, SDVIG Studio St.Petersburg, etc.