Maya Dance Theatre Profile



Shahrin Johry

Shahrin is an avid dancer and a talented choreographer, someone who is very passionate about the arts, he has number of years ofShahrinDDD
experience performing and choreographing. He is currently the assistant choreographer of Maya Dance Theatre and one of its principal dancers.

Shahrin joined Maya Dance Theatre in 2007, and has performed with Maya dance Theatre Ltd, a contemporary multi-disciplined dance company. Together with Maya, he has performed in various productions locally and overseas in various festivals and independent dance events.

Shahrin was awarded the Most Promising Choreographer for the SPROUTS 2012 competition. Also in 2012, Shahrin together with Maya Dance Theatre presented his choreography, PATH, at the Jogjakarta International Arts Festival and Asia-Tri Festival in Indonesia. Shahrin together with Maya Dance Theatre recently collaborated with ODC Dance to stage his own choreography ‘Sweet Lips’ mentored by KT Nelson, assistant artistic of ODC Dance (USA).

Shahrin hopes to continue contributing towards the dance industry in Singapore and presenting his works overseas.

Bernice Lee

Bernice worked at Frontier Danceland on the project "One Show Only" by Byron Perry (Australia), before joining as company artist in 2012. At 526801 4969848517512 1161379787 nFrontier, she has worked with numerous guest choreographers, company artists and artistic director Low Mei Yoke, as well as performed and toured internationally with the company. She has also choreographed "Security" (2012) and "Living National Creatures" (2013).

Bernice also collaborates and performs in work by Strangeweather Movement Group/Faye Lim, recently showing "Port of Call" in conjunction with Tang Ling Nah's "The Bed Project" at FOST Gallery. She recently collaborated with Shahrin Johry on "Tales Tales Tails" for Maya Dance Theatre's Release 3.0. In 2011, Bernice co-created "Loop Theory" with Sherry Tay and Ho Wen Yang for The Substation's Performance Open Call, presented "Makeshift City" at Fireball with ECNAD, as well as improvised work in "White space. Dark matter" curated by Li Yong Wei supported by NParks. With support from the National Arts Council, Bernice initiated a cross-cultural project with choreographer Olivier Tarpaga (USA/Burkina Faso), "Let Me Be", which was invited to Dialogues du Corps Ouagadougou 2014. A National Arts Council Bursary recipient, Bernice received a B.F.A. in Dance (Hons.) from The Ohio State University in 2010.


Eva Tey

Eva graduated with a First Class Honor, (BA)Degree in dance from Lasalle College of the Arts in May 2014. At Lasalle, Eva has had the20150312 0218 JOE WEBRESprivilege to work with international choreographers like, Ming Poon, Emilyn Claid, Loretta Livingston and Mari Gabriel.

While still a student, she performed in several productions such as, dan:s Festival (2011,2012, 2013) ; LEAP 2012 (Frontier Danceland PULSE programme) ; Continuum -T.H.E dance company (2011,2012) ; Re:looking at Re:gina (2013).

After graduating Eva worked as an independent artist for Solo International Performing Arts (Solo, Indonesia 2014), Jb Arts Festival (Johore Bahru, Malaysia 2014) and M1 Open Stage (Singapore, 2014). Eva has constantly secured opportunities to work with local emerging choreographers including Foo Yun Ying, Bernice Lee, Shahrin Johry and Christina Chan.

Eva has a strong interest in choreography and as a student has choreographed :'Reminisce' (2012), 'From this moment on' (2012), 'Interface' (2013), 'Siren Call' (2014). 'Haptics' (2014) was her maiden creation after graduation. Eva hopes to continue in her interest in choreography as she develops her skills and experience as a dancer in Singapore. She aims to eventually play a vital role in contributing to the development of contemporary dance in her hometown, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Eva joined Maya Dance Theatre as a dance artist from January 2015 and with her involvement in Maya, she aims to gain more experience in the field of dance and become an active contributor for the dance scene in Singapore as well.

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