Terence Lewis Quit His Government Job For A Dancing Career
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Dancer and choreographer Terence Lewis recalled his days of struggle and how for his passion for dance, he left his government job and went against the will of his mother and opened a dance academy.
Terence shared: “I was bright at academics, but I always wanted to study dance, I left a job opportunity and took up dancing because I had big dreams. And I remember my mother kept saying don’t leave your job, but I knew somewhere that I wanted to do this and wanted to show everybody that I could do this. So, I opened a dance studio but there came a day when the number of students started reducing.”
He is all set to join the panel of judges with choreographer Geeta Kapur, and Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre on the dance reality show ‘India’s Best Dance Season 3’.
Terence, who has judged reality shows like ‘Dance India Dance’ and ‘Nach Baliye’ and choreographed films like ‘Lagaan’, ‘Jhankaar Beats’, and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’, among others, said about contestants: “I know how it feels. And, I remember my mother once also told me ‘Tu Girega’ (You will fall), because I left a government job as all I wanted was to dance. Plus, I had never learnt to dance; I used to dance instinctually. However, I followed my path and started taking fitness classes, earned money through it and went to America to learn dance as I wanted to be a ‘padha likha dancer’.”
“So, I learnt and came back and since then, my life has changed. I also believe that many people who are successful are sometimes not capable, but those who are capable are successful.”