Didik Nini Thowok is a Classical Javanese dancer and choreographer. Born in Central Java, Didik graduated from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (former ASTI Yogyakarta). He is now one of the very few artists who continues the long tradition of “cross-gender” dance performance. Didik has performed around the world and is renowned for combining classical, folk, modern and comedic dance forms in his works. He continues to refine and develop his art by working and teaching to become a multi-talented and professional artist, particularly in dancing.