Charya Burt Cambodian Dance Company


Cambodian classical dance

Charya Burt Cambodian Dance Company was established in 1993 after master dancer Charya Burt immigrated to Northern California from her native country of Cambodia.  As a traditional artist and a former dance faculty member at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Charya is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Cambodian dance through formal instruction, workshops, public performances, and the creation of new works.

In 2007, the company received a grant from ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program to support the premiere of a new work,  Princesses and Peacocks: An Exploration of Cambodian Classical and Folk Dance.  The production was in collaboration with the Khmer Arts Academy of Long Beach.

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