LEX LAKSHMAN BALAKRISHNAN
A graduate from the National Arts Academy (ASWARA), Lex is currently the Choreographer-In-Residence at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
As the resident choreographer, Lex has produced many dance works as well as choreographed for a wide variety of production ranging from choral productions to plays to large scale musicals. He is passionate about combining both traditional and contemporary elements in his creations which was evident in Kaki Blue the Musical (2009) and Nitya Sumangali (2011). Some of his choreography credits include ADAM the Musical, The Last Five Years, Malaysian Girls, Paper Crane, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Broken Bridges, Marrying Me and most recently Sinbad the Musical.
Besides that, Lex established a popular contemporary dance platform with The Actors Studio called KIV which has been running for the past four years and has showcased exciting new works by emerging Malaysian choreographers. In 2011, he accompanied the Malaysian contingent to the World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China where they won a Gold Medal in the Folklore category. In 2012, he presented a paper on Malaysian traditional dance and music with Susanna Saw from the Young Choral Academy at the KODALY Symposium in Brisbane, Australia.
Lex can also be seen on stage as an actor, dancer, and singer and was awarded the Bintang Irama 1Malaysia by RTM & JKKN in 2010. His appearance include the The Actors Studio's adaptation of Rashomon directed by Joe Hasham OAM as well as Shingo Tokihiro's showcase Dreams of Time. Recently, Lex worked on Tennessee Williams A Street Car Named Desire a dance interpretation directed by Joe Hasham OAM.