Mohamed Ghouse Nasaruddin


1. Name: Mohamed Ghouse Nasaruddin, Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr.

2. Occupation: Cultural activist, Academician

3. Date of birth: September 24, 1943

4. Education:

  1. Masters and Ph.D degrees at Indiana University, USA under the Fulbright and Ford Foundation Scholarship
  2. Bachelors in Arts, Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia
  3. Diploma in Education, Malaysia


5. Contributions:

  1. Professor of Performing Arts in the School of Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
  2. Chairman of ASWARA Board of Directors
  3. Performed at Homer High School in Cortland and at the 2006 Ithaca Arts Festival
  4. Dance Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1998)
  5. Performed in Tokyo at the Nihon University College of Arts and at the Kikunokai Dance Company
  6. Taught classes on Malay dance at University of Riverside and SUNY Cortland
  7. Invited by The Japan Foundation to participate in the program for cultural leader


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Fulbright Professional Scholar, New York State University, Cortland, New York, USA (2006)

  2. The National Theatre Award (2004)

  3. Karyawan Seni Teater Kebangsaan (2004)
  4. Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung by USM, Penang (2003/2004)
  5. Fulbright Scholar in Residence at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA (2003)

  6. The State Award for Tokoh Seni (2002)

  7. Darjah Johan Negeri (1996)
  8. Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Grant to spend his sabbatical researching on modern dance and theatre at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (1988)

  9. Ahli Mangku Negara (1986)


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