Pichet Klunchun bridges traditional Thai Classical Dance language with contemporary sensibility, while keeping the heart and wisdom of the convention. He trained in Thai Classical Mask Dance, Khon, from age 16 with Master Chaiyot Khummanee. Over the past 15 years, Pichet has earned domestic notoriety for his efforts in contemporising Khon. He has continuously participated in intercultural performing arts festivals in North America, Asia and Europe. In April 2014, he was awarded the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award by the Asian Cultural Council for his contribution to the international understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia.