The eldest of four siblings, M. Safrizal is a choreographer born in Aceh on August 22, 1996. He began his dance debut in junior high school and later on started his dance education at the Indonesian Cultural Arts Institute (ISBI) in Aceh. Before being known as a choreographer, DekJall - Safrizal’s nickname - worked as a traditional musician. One of his latest works “Frekuensi Rasa”, which talks about violence trauma and its lasting effects on the body, was shown at the 2019 Contemporary Dance Market (PASTAKOM) in Pekanbaru, Riau. He is now active in both contemporary and traditional dance, and has performed on various national and international stages.