Mohd Yunus Ismail

Dancer

Yunus is from Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. He completed his Diploma in Dance in 2006, and obtained his Bachelor of Dance with Honours from ASWARA in 2010. Yunus majored in Bharata Natyam and was awarded the title of Best Dance Graduate for both degrees. His achievements include completing his Arangetram (stage debut) in 2011, winning the BOH Cameronion Arts Award for Most Promising Artist in 2009, reaching the final 6 in the tv show, So You Think You Can Dance? on Malaysian tv channel 8TV in 2008 and winning The Selangor Young Talent Award Grand Jury Prize (SEYTA 2011) with Norbaizura Abd Ghani.

Yunus has a wealth of local experience, performing in the musical Puteri Gunung Ledang as well as in a Bharata Natyam production by Mystic Creations entitled An Adoration of Gangga in 2011. On the international platform, he has danced in The Legend: The Journey Begins with Maya Dance Theatre in Singapore and at festivals in England, China, Hong Kong, USA, India, Thailand and Australia. In 2010, he participated in the Kennedy Arts Centre Exchange program in New York and Philadelphia. Yunus is also a full-time lecturer at the Faculty of Dance at ASWARA.