Rianto is a choreographer and dancer from Banyumas, Indonesia. He is the director of the Dewandaru Dance Company based in Tokyo, Japan, and performs in both traditional and contemporary dance genres. Rianto graduated from the Academy of Dance of STSI (currently known as ISI: Institut Seni Indonesia) in Surakarta. He mastered the traditional dance Lengger of Banyumas and learned Gagah and Alus Javanese traditional dance while studying court dance in Istana Mangkunegaran. He has collaborated and performed with major contemporary choreographers throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. In 2009 Rianto was invited by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. to dance in the reception for the inaugural ceremony of President-elect Barack Obama.