Wong Jyh Shyong

Biography

WONG Jyh Shyong is the Artistic Director of the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. Currently pursuing his Masters at the Graduate Institute of Choreography at the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), he has received his BFA from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First Class Honors in 2005, and has been a dancer with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from 2005 – 2009.

In 2010, Wong was commissioned by WulaiAtayal Museum Taiwan to create a choreography entitled Trace - Wulai Tayal. In 2011, he presented his choreography Soloing and Mirroring at Mirramu Creative Arts Centre, Australia. In collaboration with Australian choreographer Elizabeth Dalman, he participated in The 6th Tsai Jui-Yueh Dance Festival 2011, choreographing Heart Quake, and represented TNUA Dance Graduate Institute in the International ChoreoLab Austria 2011. In 2012, he restaged his first full-length choreography piece, titled We explore!, for the Taipei Fringe 2012.

For the 9th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards 2012 in Malaysia, Wong was awarded the “Best Featured Performers” award for his homecoming participation in Fragile. Besides touring with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan around Asia, United States and Europe, he is actively working as a freelance dancer, choreographer, rehearsal assistant, dance teacher and design artist.