Besides being a choreographer, Sherli Novalinda is also a dance lecturer at the Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) Padangpanjang. As an artist-scholar), she has been actively creating works since 2003. She is interested in conducting research and experiment on the creation of contemporary dances, both traditional and non-traditional, and has various experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration with local and international artists. Since 2016, she has been working on a dance trilogy project, starting with “Meniti Jejak Tubuh” and “Memoirs”. These works are Sherli’s research on the journey of her own body (autoethnography research) that inherits the Kerinci traditions despite carrying out her creative process in the midst of Minangkabau culture. In 2017, this work was performed at the Europalia Art Festival in Belgium. In addition, she has also performed at various local and international dance festivals.