A Team of Dancers

Come dance with us at Jakarta School of ART! Our team of instructors is dedicated to teaching you the moves and techniques you need to take your dancing to the next level. Whether you’re here for hobby or for professional training, we can help you reach your goals. Continue browsing our team profiles below to learn more.


Lisa Salim, ARAD, RAD RTS

Founder and Principal

She started learning ballet since 6 years old at Marlupi Dance Academy and achieved ARAD from Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in 2008. She is a certified Teacher in Ballet Studies from RAD. She has been teaching Ballet and Jazz since High School, also had been appointed as the head of branch and Director of Jazz during her career with Marlupi Dance Academy. Besides, She was trained at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in Sydney, Australia. By the Grace of God, She got the opportunity to open her own Dance School. With passion in teaching and training young talented and hardworking dancers, She hopes Indonesian dancers could be respected also accepted both nationally and internationally.

Ms Lydia

Lydia Salim, B.Arch, MA

Artistic Director and Ballet Teacher

Started ballet at the age of 5 at Marlupi Dance Academy(MDA), She had been awarded as the most progression student of the year and talented dancer at MDA. She also joined yearly Summer School programs by Royal Academy of Dance and Beijing Dance Academy. During her studies at MDA, She had been dancing several repertoire as Corps de Ballet. She also was a teacher assistant at Marlupi Dance Academy Sunter. Decided to pursue her other passion in Architecture, She had to left to Manchester, UK for Masters program. She also joined ballet class and contemporary class by KNT Danceworks in Manchester. For now, She is focused to teach a young generation while continuing her last vocational graded in order to become an Associate of Royal Academy of Dance.

Claudia Dewi Suryani Pangestu, S.E

Creative Director and Ballet Teacher

She started her ballet, jazz and modern dance training in 2002 at Marlupi Dance Academy.

MDA awarded her "The Highest Mark in Grade 7" which was held in 2010. She also graduated RAD Vocational Examination (Advanced Foundation) in 2009

During her studies at MDS, She danced several repertoires as Corps de Ballet and was a assistant teacher at MDA Sunter.

She have had experiences in teaching ballet and dance in some schools in Jakarta. She was very active at dance workshops and competitions.

And She is now teaching with Jakarta School of Art.

Ms Claudia
Ms Janice

Janice Imawan Bachri, S.Sn

Head of Hip-Hop Department and Hip-hop & K-popTeacher

She started her ballet training in 1995 at Marlupi Dance Academy and graduated her Vocational Graded (Advanced 1) in 2007. She started Modern Dance since High School and joined a group called Explozio Crew in 2010. She also started KPOP Dance Cover in 2010 with Sparkling! Project and won a first place at Wonder Girls look a like dance Competition.

She had experiences of teaching around 9 years in some of well known ballet school in Indonesia. And She is now teaching with Jakarta School of Art.

Josephine Linando, S.Si

Ballet Teacher

She started her ballet training in 1996 at Marlupi Dance Academy. In 2008, She continued her training at Christine Ballet, Bandung. She also learned another genre of dances, such as Jazz, Contemporary, Hiphop at Wild Mild Dance Entertainment, Bandung in 2010

She graduated RAD Vocational Examination (Intermediate) in 2011. She had 4 years experience of teaching Ballet around 4 years at Wild Mild Dance School and Arabesque Ballet in Bandung. For now, She is teaching with Jakarta School of Art.

Ms Josephine

Theresia Widjaja, Diploma of Hospitality Management

Assistant Ballet Teacher

She studied formal Hospitality Management at the William Angliss in Melbourne. Due to her love of the children, She began her journey as a teacher, teaching for both English and Mandarin Languages at the Rainbow Pre School. She then expanded her love by combining it with her great passion in art. She continued the journey by joining the Jakarta School of Art to learn more about the art of dance, particularly in ballet. Since then She has been training herself as a ballet teacher at Jakarta School of Art.