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Goh Shou Yi
Contemporary Artist and Educator
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance, State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College, United States of America
Diploma in Dance, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Shou Yi was twelve when his mother unconventionally sent him for ballet to cure his restlessness. Since then, he has completed his full-time dance education (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & Diploma in Dance) at State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College Conservatory of Dance and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Dance Department with full scholarships awarded by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Shou Yi was selected by Lianhe Zaobao as a “rising star to watch” (2015 艺术新星-照耀未来星空, 1 Jan 2015) in 2015.
Currently, an adjunct lecturer with NAFA School of Dance, Shou Yi is also an associate artist with The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company, where he has been actively collaborating with both local and international artists to create and present dance choreographies and performances. Beyond dance, Shou Yi further took on the role of a collaborator in The Orange Playground (2016) led by Haresh Sharma with The Necessary Stage (TNS), as well as in the 1 Table 2 Chairs Experimental Series (2017) presented by The Theatre Practice, Singapore. He was also a movement choreographer for PRISM (2017) by Toy Factory & The Year of No Return (2021) by TNS.
Shou Yi has also given classes/workshops with Damansara Performing Arts Centre in Malaysia, Playact Studio & Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival, Lasalle School of Dance, T.H.E Second Company and Pulse Programme of Frontier Danceland in Singapore. He also teaches and have taught at Raffles Institution, Anderson Serangoon Junior College and St. Margaret’s Secondary School, amongst others.