I Nyoman Wenten is one of Bali’s most versatile dancers and musicians. He is well known for his abilities in Javanese as well as his native Balinese dance and music. He has taught at the National Academy of Dance in both Bali and Java, and at many music and dance programs in the United States including the Center for World Music, San Jose State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Washington, San Francisco State University, UCLA, UCSD and San Diego State University.
Wenton has toured and performed throughout the United States, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Japan, Mexico, and Europe, and recently assisted the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia as director of music, dance, as well as the language program for the Indonesian Cultural Center. In addition to teaching at UCLA, he is currently Chair of Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance, World Music at California Institute of the Arts.
Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, UCLA; advanced degree from the National Academy of Dance in Jogyakarta, Java; degree from the Music and Dance Conservatory in Bali.