Sinta is a dance artist and community leader dedicated to preserving and promoting Indonesian tradition and culture as well as raising awareness of social justice and immigration issues. She is the founder of Modero & Company dance group, offering programs to bring Philadelphia’s Indonesian community together and presenting performances throughout the city. 

Community Engagement | Support My Community | About

PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 6, 2022) — The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in collaboration with The Barra Foundation, Neubauer Family Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and Wyncote Foundation announced today $1,170,000 in fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-area artists and cultural practitioners of color through the Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures (PCT) funding initiative.

The recipients are artists working in music, performance, film, visual arts, literature, and multidisciplinary and community-based art forms: Daryl Kwasi BurgeeVashti DuboisMaori Karmael HolmesHomer JacksonWit LópezRoberto LugoLouis MassiahPepón OsorioUrsula RuckerSinta Penyami StormsAndrea Walls, and Yolanda Wisher.

<— Click on the image on the left for the full press release.

Rein Puragombo (New Creation Sulawesi/Pamonian)
I Gusti Ngurah (Balinese)
I Ketut (Balinese)
I Nyoman Suadin (Balinese)
George Dennis (Latin)
Darlin Garcia (Latin)

Leeway Foundation’s Art & Change 2015
2016 PA Council on the Arts Apprenticeships Grant 2016
2017 PA Council on the Arts Apprenticeships Grant 2017

2017 “Folk Arts Education: Exploring what students learn when community knowledge and ways of knowing are part of school.” 38th Ethnography Forum – University of Pennsylvania
2016 Ted@UPS Talk featuring Amelia Laytham

2012-Present Indonesian Dance Ensemble at Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School
2018 Guest Artist – World Music Class – Temple University
2011-Present Modero & Company Community Dance Class

2018 Expo Turismo Panama City, Panama
2017 Walt Disney World – Disney Springs
2017-2018 New York International Fashion & Arts Week
2015-2018 Philadelphia Phillies Game
2015 World Festival of Families during the Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia
2009-2013 Gamelan Semara Santi of Swarthmore College Concert
Ornamentation by Loren Groenendaal/Vervet Dance
Andrea Clearfield’s Salon
Salsa & Bachata Congresses in Mid-Atlantic Region

2018 Burung Sekar Girang – My version of Birds of Paradise
2017 Ganda Ngkatuwu/Beats of Life
2011 Madame Butterfly Opera main choreographer

2018 Chair of the Indonesian Diaspora Network of Greater Philadelphia – Cultural Event Committee
2013-2017 Vice Chair of the Indonesian Diaspora Network of Greater Philadelphia
2011 Modero Dance Company Founder
2008 Indonesian Cultural Co-founder

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: