Biography

Shahrin Johry, a recipient of National Arts Council Postgraduate Scholarship, graduated from Roehampton University, UK, with Master of Arts in Dance, Politics and Sociology in 2019. He holds a BA in Dance from the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2012).

Shahrin is unique with various embodiments of cultures in his body that comes from Bharatanatyam, Javanese and Balinese dance as well as Western dance like Urban forms, Ballet and Contemporary dance. He has been the principal dancer/assistant choreographer in a local dance company Maya Dance Theatre since 2007. Through the company, he has worked with many choreographers and collaborators: Oliver Tapaga (USA/Burkina Faso), Janis Brenner (USA), Liz Lea (Australia), Rachel Arianne Ogle (Australia), Ruth Osborne (Australia), Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia), Rianto (Indonesia), Danang Pamungkas (Indonesia), Dr. Sun Ock Lee (South Korea), Ajith Bhaskaran Das (Malaysia).

He has also independently created several short works, and full-length productions performed locally and toured internationally: The Conference (2012 – 2016), Sweet Lips (2014), KA (2017), Re: Path (2018). Shahrin creates art that value interculturalism, hybridity, and addressing/commenting on social issues. He aims to initiate cross-cultural works that explore the relationship between dance and society, and the body as a political statement.