LEADERSHIP

  • Director: Sangdao Performing Arts School (TH)

  • Former Associate Director: Pornpimol-Sophatai Ballet School (TH)

  • Former Co-Founder: Child in Motion Foundation (NL), Organising dance workshops for underprivileged children in Thailand.

TEACHING & COACHING

  • De VAK Centrum voor de Kunsten (NL)

  • Dans Creatie, Wateringen (NL)

  • Tutor: Royal Academy of Dance-Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Pointe, Free Enchaînements and Adult.

  • Mentor: Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS), Royal Academy of Dance.

  • Sangdao Performing Arts School (TH)

  • Répétiteur: Djazzex Modern Dance Company "Young Urban Fossils (YUF)," a collaboration with the Holland Dance Festival & Rotterdam Dance Academy/Codarts (NL)

  • Ballet Studio Carina Verzijl (NL)

  • Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur Zoetermeer (NL)

  • Pornpimol-Sophatai Ballet School (TH)

PERFORMING

  • Städtische Bühnen Nürnberg (DE)

  • Palindrome Dance Company (DE)

  • Schillertheaters/Musiktheaters im Revier Gelsenkirchen (DE)

  • Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (DE)

  • The Bangkok Ballet Theater (TH)

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Rotterdam Dance Academy/Codarts (NL)

  • Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, (FR)

  • The Arts Educational London Schools (UK)

  • Rambert Dance Company (UK)

  • Stanley Holden Dance Center (US)

  • Joffrey Ballet School (US)

  • Aree Dance Arts (TH)

  • Varaporn-Kanchana Ballet School (TH)

  • Pornpimol-Sophatai Ballet School (TH)

With almost three decades of extensive teaching and performing, I am passionate to share my joy of dance with everyone.​

I believe that each person is special & unique in his/her own way. 

It is my passion to discover their talents and to motivate them to reach their full capacity.

My passion for dance has been passed down to me through my grandmother, who founded The Forum School of Dancing in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1960. My mother was one of the very first few Thais who graduated with a dance degree from the UK. 

Her solid dance technique has been passed on to me and many generations of Thai teachers & students up to this day.

 

As the third generation born into this 'Dance Dynasty', I am truly proud of my invaluable heritage.

After having finished my Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Advanced level at the age of 16,

I continued my dance studies in the USA and Europe. I have performed in different companies and taught in several schools before receiving a Registered Teacher Status from the Royal Academy of Dance.

Thereafter, I took a leadership at Pornpimol-Sophatai Ballet School and Sangdao Performing Arts School in Thailand. 

I moved to The Netherlands with my family in 2016 and became a Tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance, England,

as well as a Certified Teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique, Australia.

In 2019, I started working at De VAK Centrum voor de Kunsten in Delft and at Dans Creatie in Wateringen.

 

Dance is an effective and valuable tool for self-expression. 

I believe that everyone can benefit from dance, regardless of their age, race, social background or gender.

I am also passionate to work with the vulnerable population in our society,

such as the mentally & physically challenged, and underprivileged children.

I am committed to passing on my dance heritage to the next generation of dance enthusiast.

As the French would say,

"VIVRE LA DANSE!"
 

SOPHATAI KANTHATHAM