Brief Introduction

Bryan Levina Viray is currently a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University's Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies (CHMS), under the supervision of the Centre's current Director, Professor Laurajane Smith, PhD.

Bryan works in the area of ethnochoreology/anthropology of dance, critical heritage studies, theatre and performance studies. His essays about dance ritual, cultural performance, protest theatre in the Philippines, performance archive, and decolonizing performance pedagogies have been presented and published in local and international conferences and journals. His most recent essay, co-authored with Shanny Rann, entitled "Troubling the Training: A Reflexive Dialogue on Decolonizing Performance Pedagogies in the Philippines and Malaysia" was published in 2022 in Global Performance Studies, 5 (1-2) []. 

He was a 2023-2024 Bordin/Gillette Fellow of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, USA where he conducted archival research. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Marinduque State College's Sentro ng Wika at Kultura (SWK) and Office of Media and International Affairs (OMIA) (July-September 2022). 

Bryan served as Managing Director of Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (2015-2018); Project Development Associate of UP Theatre Complex (2017-2018) and UP Diliman Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (2018-2021). He is an Assistant Professor (currently on study leave) at the University of the Philippines Diliman's College of Arts and Letters, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA).

He is an awardee of the One UP Faculty Grant (FG) Award in Performance Studies (Ethnochoreology) for Outstanding Teaching and Creative Work (2022-2024) and One UP Faculty Grant (FG) Award in Theatre (Performance Studies) for Outstanding Teaching and Creative Work (2019-2021) in UP Diliman.

Contact Details:


Post: Room 1109, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts,

Pavilion 1 Palma Hall, Quirino Street, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1101

Office No.: 924-3224, 981-8500 local 2133