Global Regional Jury Biography

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Sarawanee TANATANIT

Founder of Hostbkk Arts Centre

Former Dancer

American Ballet Theatre

Born in Thailand Sarawanee joined the Rhythmic Gymnastic National team of Thailand at the age of 13, who became gold medalists in Junior Championship and Southeast Asian Game competitions.  She was offered a scholarship from Sports Authority of Thailand to continue her gymnastic training in Vancouver, Canada, where she also pursued her dance career after.  

 

Prize Winner of the 2001 Prix de Lausanne, Miss Tanatanit was offered to join American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and a year after American Ballet Theatre company where she danced for 7 years.  She was named “Critic Choice” by Point Magazine in 2003 and awarded one of the dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2008.  She moved to Europe in 2008 and danced leading roles of Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve such as Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Isolde which received “le Grand Prix 2016 de la critique” for the best show of the season.

 

After, she danced a few seasons for Danish Dance Theatre in Copenhagen while guest teaching in various schools in Europe and Asia.  Jury to Prix de Lausanne in 2021 and Asian Grand Prix in 2019.  In 2022 received the Silpathorn Performing Artist Award.  

She launched her own project called “HOSTBKK Performing Arts Center” to support higher dance education and bring varieties of art forms into collaboration.

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