Ronnarong Khampha (“Ong”) is a dancer/choreographer from the Lanna region (Northern Thailand, centered on the city of Chiangmai). He studied Lanna Dance since he was young in his village, and graduated with an honors degree in Thai arts from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 2005.

Although his background is traditional, he is active in contemporary dance.  He has developed his own style using traditional dance as the base, venturing into contemporary aesthetics.  He studied Javanese and Balinese dance in Solo (Surakarta), Indonesia for two years (2006-08), 6 months studied traditional Japanese Dance in Kyoto, Japan(2010) and uses Asian traditional motifs to augment his contemporary work. From 2001 until now, he has performed in Europe, North America, and Asia, with a variety of artists from Thailand, America, France, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

He also gives master classes, recently teaching Lanna Dance to international exchange students at Payap University, in Chiangmai (March-April 2010) and in Kyoto Seika University, Japan (October 2010). On 2010 he received a grant from Nippon Foundation’s API  (Asian Public Intellectuals) Fellowship, to do the dance research about Creative contemporary Asian dance based on traditional techniques and spirituality in Japan (August 2010 ~ January 2011) and Indonesia (February ~ July 2011).

The summer in 2013 he received the Asian Cultural Council a four-month fellowship in America and participates in International Choreographers Residency at American Dance Festival.