PhillyFolk Artists

Sinta Penyami Storms

Indonesian Dance

Sinta Penyami Storms is a traditional Indonesian dance artist. Beginning her dance training at age five in Indonesia, she continued studying dance throughout elementary school. Tari Bondan (a Javanese dance) was the 1st dance she learned. In Jakarta she began studying Pamonian dance under Rein Puragombo, who was a protege of the renowned choreographer Bagong Kusudiarjo of Yogyakarta. Rein Puragombo created a new style (kreasi baru) of Pamonian dances, based on traditional practices. With him, Sinta learned dances such as Pepoinaya, Mopea ri Lobo, and Motaro. At age 10, she began performing at various venues including the Indonesia Miniature Park (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah).

In 2011, she founded Modero in a mission to preserve and promote the traditional Indonesian culture. Modero has performed locally, nationally and internationally including in Indonesia and the Republic of Panama.