Pei Ern is a Sabah-born native girl. She has completed Advanced II in RAD Ballet, and represented Malaysian Sport Games, SUKMA 2006 in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Pei Ern studied and graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with First Class Honour (BA) in Dance.
Since then, was invited to dance for Odyssey Dance Theatre in 2012 and exposed to international choreographers Wu Yi San (Taiwan/Hong Kong), Akiko Kitamura (Japan), Marie Gabrielle Rotie (United Kingdom), Inma Marin (Spain), Ben J Riepe (Germany) as well as Singapore choreographers Melissa Quek, Susan Yeung and Albert Tiong. In 2015, Pei Ern performed for John Mead Dance Company and taken in as an apprentice for 2nd Company with T.H.E Dance Company Singapore. In Malaysia, she presented Tari Festival 2014 and in 2015. Added to that, she was honoured to be able to dance and work with late choreographer, Janis Claxton from Edinburgh. Pei Ern worked as Full-time Professional Dancer with artistic director, Wong Jyh Shyong in DPAC Dance Company, Kuala Lumpur since 2015. Together with the Company, she performed for the 5th Edition Interface Kolkata, Sibu International Dance Festival, D’Motion and DPAC Arts Festival.
Pei Ern is also exposed to Theatre Performing Art. In 2015, she was funded and given scholarship to IUGTE’15 to Italy where she attended workshops and worked with different art disciplinarians. 2016, she worked with Ben J.Riepe from Germany whose work focussed on visual and performing arts.
July 2018, she performed with theatre and stage director, Carlos Garcia Estevez founder of Manifesto Poetico for ‘Pulse’ in DPAC KL.
Beginning of 2017, Pei Ern started to work independently as a Full-time Dance Artist where she performed and danced for German choreographer, Paula Rosolen in Paris Theater de Ville and Japan artist, Un Yamada for ‘People Without Season’. Her new work, You/Me with actor Thomas Pang was featured in Singapore. Pei Ern produced her own work ‘Nyanyian Bumi’ in collaboration with Japanese and Indonesian artists and re-worked ‘Singularity’ for Kyoto Experimental Festival 2018. Then, ‘Ayun to the Right’ was designed for Goyang Karawang International Dance Festival Sept’19 where she was invited to choreograph and performed. Her most recent work ‘HUMEL’ was showcased for DanceBox Dec’19 .
In 2019, she was asked to dance for Dancing in Place by MyDance Alliance, and DanceBox with a piece created by a legend choreographer Suhaimi Maigi. Pei Ern is also invited to choreograph and perform ‘Primates in origin’ for RAINFOREST Fringe Festival in Kuching, Sarawak where she collaborated with Orang-orang Drums Theater for her piece, and ”Anti-thesis’ in collaboration with A’shua Imran (A.D of Mural Lingo from Singapore) and local dancers for GEORGETOWN Festival’ 2019. She was asked to dance in MixBILL with Kenny and Mobius Dance Co (UK)., also for Meraki Cia from Spain during their residency project in KL Malaysia August’2019.
2019: Featured 2nd Series by Borneo Art Collective, ‘A Laboratory for Borneo Aesthetic’.
2019: Featured in Female Magazine Malaysia month July
2018: Featured for the 1st Series Book by Borneo Art Collective, ‘A Book dedicated to Borneo Art and Culture’.
2017 : Invited for M1 Contact Festival to showcase my piece, You/Me
2016 : Sponsored by MyDanceAlliance for my participation to Sasikirana Dance Camp and awarded as Best Dancer
2015 : Awarded with First Class Honours in Bachelor (Hons) Dance. Granted by IUGTE to International Performing Arts Camp in Italy “Nasi Ekonomi” by Suhaili Micheline and Faillul Adam for Tepak Tari won in BOH Cameronian Arts Awards
2014 : Awarded M1 Contact Scholarship
2011 : Honour in Advanced II Ballet RAD
2008 : Distinction in Intermediate Ballet RAD
2008 : Awarded Outstanding in Ballet Hong Kong Performing of the Arts Summer
In my artistic practice I want to be approachable to the public, creating a sense of communal connection while at the same time engaging and serving the audience in an entertained and enlightening way.
I consider myself as a free spirited person who is fascinated in dancing out debatable answers to the many questions of life.
0+Participated in events
Kyoto Experimental Festival
in Collaboration with Aco Ridzwan (Makassar) and Atsushi Heki (Japan)
in Collaboration with an actor, Thomas Pang for M1 Contact Festival Singapore
5 th Edition Interface 2016
Together with DPAC Dance Co troupe to Kolkata 9 th -16 th Sept International Festival of Alternative and Contemporary Expressions
Dancing in Place
“The human animal needs a freedom seldom mentioned, freedom from intrusion. He needs a little privacy quite as much as he wants understanding, vitamins, or exercise, or praise.” — Phylis McGinley. Choreographed by Kenny Shim
MasaKini Dance Theatre
Mix Bill between Mobius Dance Co and Kenny Shim with collective.
Danced for a German Choreographer, Paula Rosolen. ‘Puppets’ was performed in Theatre de la Ville @ PARIS, @DPACKL @PENANGPAC
in Asian Male Voices with Odyssey Dance Theatre Company Singapore
Site Specific Show Work at Pacitan,Yogyakarta
by theatre director Carlos for DPAC Art Festival
All 27 different items is happening! In @KLPAC by MyDance Alliance
Goyang Karawang International Dance Festival
Performed ‘Ayun to the Right’, a new piece together with dancer Silver Yee
Dains Fest @Singapore
Ballet Production in Sabah merging of West and East Malaysian Ballerinas
Rainforest Fringe Festival
The festival programming offers experiences of Sarawak through its history, nature and culture; presented as dance, theatre, talks, exhibitions, and fashion
People Without Season
by UN YAMADA @KLPAC @KKBLACKBOX
An open improvisation with musicians (instrumental) and dancers in space. @Raw Arts Space
Tari International Dance Festival
the 19th Edition of ASWARA’s 19th Dance will be held from 15-19th October 2019 with theme of ‘Renewal-Dance in the 21st Century’.
Georgetown Dance Festival
Pop-up Dance ‘Antithesis’ in collaboration with Artistic Director of Mural Lingo from Singapore.