Image Credit: Bear. Photography by Arun Munoz

Arun Munoz

Choreographer, Photographer, Performing and Installation Artist

Arun Munoz trained in classical ballet, Bharata Natyam and Odissi and was a founding member of Bharatam Dance Company. He worked for over two decades as a principal dancer, rehearsal master, vocalist and teacher of classical Indian dance, touring nationally and internationally.

In 1993 Arun shifted practice into contemporary choreography and was awarded one of six Emerging Choreographic Fellowships to develop his new work. He has created a number of independent works addressing social, political and cultural concerns. His work crosses a number of artform and cultural boundaries and he has collaborated with a number of established artists including John Bell, David Fenton, Anna Broinowskvi, Marcus Gilesiu and Bell Shakespeare Company.

He was awarded an Australian Choreographic Centre Fellowship and was selected as one of seven Australian choreographers to take part in the New Moves International Choreographic Laboratory at the Adelaide Festival and Glasgow New Moves Festival.

He spent the next 12 years in Europe and came back to Australia to study photography, specialising in portraiture and performing arts.

He has a Post Graduate in Choreography from the Victorian College of the Arts and continues his creative works in photography, installation and performance.

Image credit: Arun Munoz. Photo by Patrick Rodriguez.