Teaching Staff

Nipanan has taught jazz and contemporary dance at Chiang Mai Ballet Academy since 1999 and at Regina Coeli School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Chiang Mai University. She has studied classical ballet under a scholarship program with Mom Luang Preeyapun since she was five years old. She graduated in ballet advanced level with honours from The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), U.K, and received the Jazz Award and Modern Jazz 8 with Honours Plus from The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD), Australia. She has also attended Advanced Dance Teacher Courses in Sydney and Brisbane Australia, and Singapore. She has observed dance teaching techniques from dance academies in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Singapore, The Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. She has choreographed and been the principal dancer for Chiang Mai Ballet Academy’s musical dance play from 2002-2007. She danced in “The Ugly Duckling” (2005), a co-operation dance project with the Dancers’ Company, Utah, the U.S.A. She was one of the big Swans in “Swan Lake Act 2” (2006). She has coached for various dance competitions both domestic and international. She and her students have won many domestic and International dance competitions. She has also choreographed and performed at various Royal family festivities and performed in several live televised shows. She received the “Best Teacher Award” in 2010 and in 2015 from Chiang Mai Ballet Academy, received the “Best Teacher Award” in 2011 from Ballet Jazz Association, and the Best Teacher Award from the Private Schools Association in January 2014 for choreographing and teaching students who have received top prizes for many consecutive years from international dance competitions, including: Bangkok (2009,2011, 2015), Singapore (2010, 2014), Hong Kong (2012), and in The Philippines (2013).

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