Mavin Khoo is internationally recognised as a dance artist, teacher, choreographer and artist scholar. He studied Bharata Natyam with Padma Shri Adyar K.Lakshman in India, Cunningham technique at the Cunningham studios in New York and classical ballet under Marian St. Claire, Michael Beare, Nancy Kilgour, Paul Lewis, Ayumi Hikasa, Raymond Chai and Tory Jestyn.
As a contemporary dance artist, he has worked with Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and others.Commissions have included works for Venice Biennale and Canada Dance Festival, Images in Varnam (2001) for The Royal Ballet Artists’ Development Initiative, followed by a further ROH2 commission, Let me…with Royal Ballet dancer Kristen McNally.
mavinkhooDance was founded in 2003. Mavin remains one of a few male soloists of Bharata Natyam who as a touring artist, regularly appears at all major venues throughout India and internationally. He was on the faculty of the Dance Studies department, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta (2010 - 2014). Khoo also acts as Rehearsal Director to Akram Khan Company. He is Artistic Director of Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble, the national contemporary dance company in Malta
Mavin holds an MA in Choreography from Middlesex University. He was faculty member of the Dance Studies department (School of Performing Arts) at the University of Malta.
He acts as Rehearsal Director to Akram Khan Company and is now the Artistic Director of Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble the national contemporary dance company in Malta.