About

choreographer

farah shah

MANGO DANCE STUDIO provides the highest level of tuition, training and performances for dancers of all levels - Beginners to Professional. Our vision is to promote commercial and cultural dance in Australia at a high standard for all levels from beginner to professional. To foster the love of dance in all and provide opportunities for each individual to pursue their passion in dance or just have fun.

Farah Shah
Choreographer, Artistic Director, Creator


Farah Shah has over 35yrs training in Jazz, Funk, Hip hop, Contemporary dance and classical ballet. She has choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance Australia., The  Australian MTV Awards - choreographing  for artists Wyclef Jean and Dizzy Rascal, New Network 10 TV show Recipes to Riches, Dancing with the Stars - India, Uncle Ben commercials, Recipes to Riches and has worked with choreographers for Missy Elliot, Pink, Madonna and more.....



As a performer Farah has featured in Mask II (Hollywood Movie), as a Lead dancer for Simple Plan @ MTV Awards, Lead dancer for Wyclef Jean and Dizzy Rascal @ MTV Awards, dancer for Chingy @ MTV awards, The Today Show, L&M Cigarette Commercial, Uncle Ben commercial,  Bollywood Movies, 8 years of Corporate Shows for companies such as Coca Cola, The Diva Awards, Sydney 2000 Olympics, "Chess" the Musical, Mardis Gras Opening  @ State Theatre, Cinema India Exhibition and more....



Farah has trained  full-time under the guidance of Margaret Chapple from Bodenweiser Dance Centre as well as Pineapple Dance Studio, Harbour Centre Vancouver and Sydney Dance company Open Classes for 15 years. She has personallly written a Certificate IV in Performing Arts 1 Year Full-time course and has been responsible for training professional dancers, performers and teachers for over 8 years.

As an instructor, she has taught for Mango Dance Studios, Sydney Dance Company, was offered her own class at Pineapple Dance Studio (London), Dance Theatre of Ireland , Bodenweiser Dance Centre.and is often called to teach Masterclasses at various schools.

Farah's classes have been featured on:Sydney GetawaySydney WeekenderAustralian IdolNew IdeaSaturday DisneyMeet the NeigbourhoodAsian Focusand more...

Australia's First Bollywood Dance School

Inspired by Bollywood Dance Classes in London, Farah Shah, launched Australia's  First Bollywood Dance Classes in Early 2004. With 70 people showing up to her very first class, Farah has not looked back. Farah soon launched classes in Surry Hills, Neutral Bay, City, Castle Hill and Parramatta.



Farah Shah is Australia's Leading Bollywood Choreographer and has choreographed for:



*  "So You Think You Can Dance" Australia
*  The Australian MTV awards  - Wyclef Jean
*  The Australian MTV awards - Dizzy Rascal
*  UNCLE BEN TV Commercial
*  SONY India TV commercials (4 x TVC)
*  "Dancing with the Stars" India - choreographic consultant
*  Cinema India Exhibition - Powerhouse Museum
*  Ch 10  "Recipes to Riches"
*  Hearts for Hearts Flash Mob
 

She has also been a judge for:
* DANCE INDIA DANCE (India's highest rating dance show)
* Miss Bollywood Australia
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Her Bollywood Classes have been featured on:
"Saturday Disney"
"New Idea"
"The Today Show"
"Australian Idol"
"Sydney Getaway"
"Sydney Weekender"
"The Kerry-Anne Show"
"Mondo Thingo (ABC)"
"Asian Focus (ABC)"
“Meet the Neighbourhood” (SBS)
"Saturday Disney"

Click here for Farah's CV

Gallery

Australian MTV Awards

Farah Shah is Official Choreographer for the Australian MTV Awards for artist Wyclef Jean

So You Think You Can Dance Australia

Farah Shah is choreographs for So You Think You Can Dance Australia

Hearts4Heart Foundation Flash Mob

Farah Shah creates a Flash Mob for Hearts4Heart Foundation Charity

2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel DVD launch

Farah Shah creates a Flash Mob for Client 20th Century Fox

"I don't care whether it was Bollywood it Hollywood, I loved it."

Mary Murphy / So you Think You Can Dance / Judge

(after seeing Farah Shahs Bollywood Dance Piece)


The Bollywood section was to die for!  I have never seen such joy come from a stage and fill an auditorium - but I suppose you couldn’t expect anything less from such an influential figure as Bollywood legend Farah Shah!  She is highly sought after and in demand with credits that include MTV and SYTYCD.
​By Renata Ogayar, Dance Informa

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