Aside from government and state-funded dance companies, and those affliated with large corporations such as the national petroleum company PETRONAS, the telecommunications company TALIKOM, (all of which are not listed here), Malaysia does not have full-fledged professional companies in the true sense of the word.
Performances are on a project-to-project basis and all companies are dependent on teaching for a stable income. Dancers are freelance artists or students of the school.
Most of the artistic directors and choreographers are professionals who have trained and performed in Malaysia and overseas. Generally, the performances are of a high standard and professionally produced.
Links to websites and email addresses are provided where available.
Entertainment companies and event managers are also listed.