Sufri Juwahir (b. 1983) is a dancer and choreographer. He was originally trained in Hip-Hop and was part of a street dance group (B.A'D) in the early 2000s. Throughout the years of winning dance competitions and understanding the Hip-Hop culture, he grew an interest in the arts and decided to widen his dance vocabulary.
Sufri joined Maya Dance Theatre in 2008 as a full-time dancer and was involved in all of Maya's major productions from 2008 to 2013.
Sufri went on to further his studies in LASALLE College of the Arts and after receiving the NAC Scholarship in 2012, he graduated with a BA (HONS) Degree in Performing Arts in 2013.
In 2015, Sufri co-founded Soul Signature (2015-2021) with his dance partner, Sheriden Newman, and together they produced 2 full-length works Reverberate and Gading in 2016 and 2017.
Sufri is constantly pushing his movement vocabulary through learning of different dance genres like modern contemporary and Indian classical form Bharathanatyam. He believes that the sensitivities of physical exploration will be greatly heightened through learning, understanding and applying the techniques learnt into practice. This approach not only allows the body to discover new ways of expressing, but the mind to be open for development and discover new perspectives of body and physical progression.
Sufri was conferred the Young Artist Award by National Arts Council in 2018.