Didik Hadiprayitno, or well known as Didik Nini Thowok was born in a small town of Temanggung in Central Java on the 13th of November 1954. He graduated from ASTI/ISI (Yogyakarta Institute of Art Indonesia) in 1982. He is the director of LPK Natya Lakshita (Natya Lakshita Dance School) and Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment. Didik Nini Thowok’s fame propelled him throughout Indonesia for his unique style; combining classical, folk, modern and comedic dance form. He is one of the few artist who continues the long tradition of “Traditional Cross Gender“ in the dance form. His talent in impersonating female characters as well as his incredible skill in various dance traditions such as topeng (mask dance), Sundanese, Cirebon, Balinese, and of course Central Javanese; has on many occasions dumfounded the audience in determining the gender of the artist. Didik Nini Thowok has performed for the highest dignitaries throughout the world. He is one of he few artists in Indonesia, and a multi–talented artist (dancer, teacher, performance artist, mimer, actor, make-up artist, comedian, and singer). He is renowned for his superb interpretation of traditional dances of many regions of Indonesia. He is also an outstandingly original choreographer whose work is acclaimed internationally. The name Didik Nini Thowok is identically well known with humorous dances movement pattern. Apparently, in Didik Nini Thowok’s concept and idea, dances have become a vehicle to entertain and to cheer up the heart and soul of the public. On the stage, he transforms into a coquettish and cheerful dancer, but lots of people accused him commercial in return. That’s the result of his struggle over 20 years to find his own dance characteristics creation. It is said that to dance not as the way people dance generally. His dance creations shown in public always reflect the cheerful spirit and are being presented in some fresh styles and formats. Most of them were inspired by the traditional dances that came from various sub ethnics that lie within the Indonesian archipelago.