Half Thai half Italian, Shan was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He started dancing at the age of 11, learning ballet at Chiang Mai Ballet Academy on a yearly scholarship from 2005 to 2013.

He trained under Kim Matthews and under the director of the school Preeyapun Sridhavat. Shan received the RAD Solo Seal Award in November 2012. He performed numerous lead roles with the Chiang Mai Ballet Performing Group including the Annual Charity Musical Dance Play (2008) where he danced the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty (2010), The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2011), Conrad in Le Corsaire and Aladdin in Aladdin (2012), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid (2013). Additionally, Shan has won the first prize multiple times at the Asia Pacific Dance Competitions.

He joined Singapore Dance Theatre as apprentice in January 2014, was promoted to Artist in January 2016 and was later promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2022. His repertoire highlights include Variations From A Distance (2021), The Light Behind Us (2021), Mandolin Dance in Romeo and Juliet (2020), Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The NutcrackerCoppélia and Giselle.

He has also danced in Opus 25, Midnight Waltzes, Serenade, Theme and Variations, Bliss, Peter & Blue series, Sticks and Stone, Shadow’s Edge, Age of Innocence, Symphony in Three MovementsPiano Concerto No.2 Opus 102, Unexpected BDouble ContrastsLinea AdoraSYNC13th HeavenUnknown Territory, Evening Voices, Quiver and Ibsen’s House.

Shan was promoted to Soloist in January 2024.

Interview with Shan