Born in Singapadu village of Gianyar， is an artists and scholar specializing in Balinese performing arts. Trained in a family of artists， he has studied various forms of classical Balinese dances from different masters on the island. From 1970， Dibia started to experiment with elements of traditional Balinese performing arts to create new works for a contemporary audience.
His formal education and training includes Conservatory of Balinese Performing Arts (Kokar)， Indonesia Dance Academy (ASTI) Denpasar. He joined the faculty of dance at the Indonesia Dance Academy in Denpasar in 1974， received grant from the Asian Cultural Council New York in 1982 to do his MA in Dance， and from The Fulbright Hays in 1987 to pursue his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Performing Arts， both at the University of California， Los Angeles.
Manop Meejamrat (泰国古典舞蹈/当代剧场/曼谷)
Manop Meejamrat began his career with the Patravadi Theatre at Ratchburi in 1992， where he is now Artistic Director. As a dancer he is trained in ballet (Boishoi Ballet， Grand Ballet Canada)， modern dance (Langara College， Canada)， Japanese Butoh (Katsura Kang)， Javanese Dance (S.T.S.I.， Indonesia)， choreography (Langara College， Canada)， dance scenography (Thamasat University)， acrobatics (Claude Saint Dizer， France)， acting and directing (Patravadi Mejudhon) and jazz dance (Bob Fosse， New York). He studied Thai classical dance with two Khon Masters： Master Rakop Pothivech (National Artist) and Master Theerayuth Yongsri. He has participated in numerous international workshops， including a workshop on Thai performing arts in Berlin (Germany)， and a lecture and workshop series held in Tallinn (Estonia)， Hong Kong， and Singapore under the title “The difference between Thai and Western performing artists”.Manop Meejamrat has performed on international stages， including a contemporary Khon performance， Lord Stressful， staged in Malaysia， Singapore， Germany， Italy and France.