I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda
Graduate, National Performing Arts Institute (KOKAR), Denpasar, Indonesia
I Gusti Ngurah Kertayda is a graduate of the National Performing Arts Institute (KOKAR) in Denpasar, Indonesia. He has taught and performed traditional and modern dance and gamelan since the 1970’s both nationally and internationally for numerous dignitaries and festivals. Since his relocation to the United States in 1989, he has served as the artistic and choreographic dance director for the Indonesian Consulate General of Chicago and has just retired from this position in December 2012. He is now the director of Indonesian Dance of Illinois, a non-profit organization in the greater Chicago area promoting Indonesian culture through dance and music.