Phitthaya Phaefuang


Phitthaya Phaefuang, nicknamed Sun, was born in Chon Daen, Thailand in 1988 and moved to Norway at 3. He attended pre-study in dance at Spin-Off, and obtained his bachelor's degree in Modern and Contemporary Dance from KHIO (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) in 2011. He moved to Thailand the following year and initiated projects throughout Asia, primarily in Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan.

With a keen interest in LGBTQ subculture, Phaefuang delves into the vibrant world of vogue and ballroom culture within the black and Latinx LGBTQ community in New York. Since 2015, he has been taking classes and participating in sessions on voguing, sex sirens, runway, and ballroom history. He has walked balls in Asia and Europe, achieved success in various competitions, and joined the House of Amazon from 2015 - 2022. Now he is a part of the Royal house of Labeija by founding mother Crystal Labeija, which was the first house ever in the ballroom history. He also pioneered the vogue and ballroom scene in Thailand and is recognized as the father and mother, or the trailblazer, of the Thailand ballroom scene. In addition to vogue and ballroom culture, Buddhism has served as the inspiration and driving force behind Phaefuang's choreographic journey. Since 2015, he has been researching Buddhism alongside gender performance. After immersing himself in Buddhism for one month in a monastery in 2020, Phaefuang continues practicing and studying dharma in his everyday life after his monkhood.

Phitthaya Phaefuang
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