Ashley Banjo – inspirational speaker, choreographer and leader of the dynamic street dance group Diversity exploded onto our screens in 2009 after winning the final of Britain's Got Talent watched by over 20 million viewers. Since then he's starred in a blockbuster movie, created multiple sell out nation-wide arena tours entertaining over 1 million people and become a judge on the hit SKY talent show Got To Dance.
The name Diversity was chosen by Ashley not only to describe the group's unique style, but because it's a perfect description of their visual appearance of age, ethnicity and what each member brings to the performance. Ashley has managed to capture the true essence of the group with the carefully chosen mix of music and using the strengths of each of the guys.
Ashley Banjo the group's creator, leader and choreographer has been dancing since he was just 5 years old, however it was Ballet dancing that was his first passion. This largely came about as a result of his mother's influence, who was a former dancer with The Royal Ballet. Later in his school years Ashley developed an interest in street dance and after performing solo in a number of events, he and his brother Jordan and nine friends formed a street dance group called Swift Mover. In 2007 they changed their name to Diversity.
Incorporating several genres of music from classical to hip-hop, Diversity's diverse eye-catching routines won the hearts of the nation.
Spurred on by Diversity's motto 'Dream, Believe, Achieve', Ashley Banjo presents a captivating and gripping motivational talk that will delight, motivate and inspire you to believe in yourself and your dreams and to let nothing stop you in pursuit of bringing them to life.
I wanted to drop you a note to say again: A BIG THANK YOU for joining us at PurpleBeach! Our attendees were truly inspired by you – I am sure you would have seen via Twitter... But the room was buzzing after you left! We hope to stay in touch in future as we do other leadership events in companies...
Please could you pass on this email and our thanks to Ashley Banjo. I was absolutely delighted to welcome him to our school, which was so in keeping with our ethos. His visit was so well received and has given our pupils some very special memories as well as quite a lot of inspiration. In life, who we are and the values and beliefs we hold are far more important in life, and Ashley clearly demonstrated that by every aspect of his visit. It was a privilege and an honour to have him in our school and I hope one day he will come back and visit again. Always welcome.
As part of our NMP Live Meets... interview series, Ashley Banjo took time out of a busy schedule to sit down with us for an exclusive chat. Watch the video below and find out what he can bring to your event.
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