Half Thai half Italian, Shan was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He started dancing at 11, learning ballet at Chiang Mai Ballet Academy on a yearly scholarship from 2005 – 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). Shan also performed in Singapore as Knave of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland in 2013.

Additionally Shan has won the first prize in the 12th, 13th and 14th Asia Pacific Dance Competitions held in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

He joined SDT as apprentice in January 2014 and performed in Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker as well as Opus 25, Midnight Waltzes, Serenade, Theme and Variations, Bliss, Peter & Blue, Sticks and Stone, Shadow’s Edge, Age of Innocence, Symphony in Three Movements and Piano Concerto No.2 Opus 102.

Interview with Shan