Charya Burt Cambodian Dance
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Charya Burt : Resume


Grants/Awards

Investing in the Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation to develop, Silenced, 2013 - 2014
The San Francisco Arts Commission, in collaboration with master shadow puppeteer, Larry Reed, to develop The Rebirth of Apsara, 2012 - 2013
The Creative Work Fund, in collaboration with World Arts West to further develop and produce Blossoming Antiquities: Rodin's Encounter with the Celestial Dancers of Cambodia, 2011 - 2015
Alliance for Traditional Artist's Apprenticeship Program 2010 - 2011
Alliance for Traditional Arts Development Program, October- December 2010
Choreographer in Mentorship Exchanged (CHIME), mentoring Tara Catherine Pendaya, January - December 2010 Investing in the Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation to create Blossimg Antiquities, Oct. 09-July10 Investing in the Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation to work with a marketing  consultant and website development, Oct. 07 - Feb. 08
Creative Work Fund’s, Of Spirits Intertwined, with Vishnu Tattva Das of Odissi Vilas, Melody Takata of Gen Taiko, and Asian American Dance Performances, Aug. 07 - May 09
Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ Living Culture Grant Program: a grant to produce, Princesses and Peacocks, Jan. – Aug.  2007 
Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ Development Program, Jan. - April 2007
Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ Apprenticeship Program, Dec. 06 - June 07
Dance: Creation to Performance: a grant to create and produce, Blue Roses, Dec. 06 - June 07
Theatre Bay Area Cash Grant to create a new piece, Intersections Through Time, Aug. - Dec. 2006 
Fund for Folk Culture’s Artist Support Program: a grant to record music for Cambodian classical and folk dances previously choreographed, May - July 2006
Dance Lab Regional Dance Development Initiative/San Francisco Bay Area, National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts & ODC Theater, Feb. 2006
Dance: Creation to Performance: a grant to create/produce Forever My Ancestors, 2004 - 2005
California Arts Council Multicultural Impact Grant - dance workshop series, 2004
California DanceMaker Grant to create The Magic Peacocks, 2002 - 2003 
California Arts Council Traditional Folk Arts Program - dance workshops series, 2002 - 2003  
California Arts Council Multicultural Program - dance workshop series, 2001 - 2003
California Arts Council Exemplary Arts Ed. Program - dance workshops series, 2001 - 2002   
Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Individual Performance, 2001
Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 2001    
Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ Apprenticeship Program, 2000 - 2001     

Education

Teacher Credential Program Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1999 – 2001
Bachelor of Arts “Cum Laude” Liberal Studies - Sonoma State University, May 1999
Classical Dance Teaching Certificate - Royal University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 1990 – 1991
Completed one year intensive writing and performing program for Khmer Theatre, December 1989
Performing Arts Diploma in Dance - Royal University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1982 – 198

Teaching Experiecne

Performer and artistic director of Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, Windsor, CA, April 2003 - present
Contributing Artist for the Cambodian Cultural Dance Group of San Jose, San Jose CA, December . 2009 - present  Contributing artist for the Khmer Arts Academy in Long Beach, CA, Dec. 2006 - 2009           
Part-time Cambodian dance teacher, Cambodian Comm. Center, Santa Rosa, CA, Dec. 2002 - Oct. 05
AYPAL Dance Exchange Balinese/Cambodian - 11 dance workshops, Oak., CA, Oct. 2004 - Jan. 05  
Carpenter Performance Center’s Classroom Connection: Cambodian dance, March - May 05  instruction
for students, grades 2-8, & teachers in 6 public schools, Long Beach
Multicultural Impact Grant-dance workshops-Cambodian Community, Santa Rosa, May - August 04 
Traditional Folk Arts Program-dance workshops-Cambodian Community, S.R., Nov. 02 - April 03 
Khmer Arts Academy’s classroom connection - dance instruction, Long Beach, January 2003      
Multicultural Entry Program - dance workshops - Kampuchean Assoc., Santa Rosa, Nov. 01- May 02
Traditional Arts Development Program - dance workshop series in Stockton, CA, March - April 02
Exemplary Arts Education Program - dance instruction - Santa Rosa  Schools, March - May 02
Cambodian Dance Instructor - Kampuchean Buddhist Association, Santa Rosa. August 99 - April 01
Conducted 12 dance workshops for APSARA-Stockton Cambodian Community, Jan. - Mar. 99 & 00
Conducted Workshops for Summer Arts Program - Cal. State Long Beach, July 1997
Part-time Cambodian Dance Instructor - Lincoln Elementary School, Santa Rosa, March 93 - May 97
Dance  Instructor - Cambodian Artist Project - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, UCLA, July 1993
Full-time classical and folk dance instructor - Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 1990-Dec.92

Notable Performances

Blossoming Antiquities: Rodin's Encounter with the Cambdodian Dancers, Phase One, Florence Gould Theatre at The Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, June 2013
Move to the Now, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, April 2013
A Bend in the River, live narration for Khmer Arts Ensemble, Minneapolis and New York, March - April 2013
Dance USA Conference, YBCA Theatre, San Francisco, June 2012
Caressing Nolstagia, World Premiere, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, YBCA Theatre, San Francisco June 2011
The Gordon Getty Concert from Heaven's Mirror: An Evening of Classical Cambodian Music and Dance, featuring new works by Charya Burt, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, LA, CA, March 2010
CHIME Live performance and persentation, Margaret Jerkins Dance Lab, San Francisco, Californa, December 2010 32nd Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance  Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, June 2010 Blossoming Antiquities, a work-in-progress presentation Elsie Allen High School Theatre, Santa Rosa, June 2010 Caressing Nostalgia, a work-in-progress presentation, SomArts Cultural Center Theatre, San Francsico, CA, May 2010 Of Spirits Intertwined world premiere, APPIC- SomArts Cultural Center Theatre, San Francisco, California, May 2009 Blue Roses - re-envisioned for WestWave Dance Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF August 2008
Of Spirits Intertwined work-in-progress performance - ODC House Special, SF, August 2008 
30th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance  Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, June 2008 Lecture demonstration - Genocide Symposium Convention - Chapman Univ., Orange, CA Princesses and Peacocks, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA, August 2007
Blue Roses premiere - 29th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, SF, June 2007   
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, SF, June 2006
Sacred Dance of India, Marin Center Showcase Theater, San Rafael, CA, April 2006 Dance performance showcases for the Dance Lab for RDDI, ODC Theater, SF, February 2006
A Gathering of Gamelans, Cowell Theater Fort Mason Center San Francisco, October 2005
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, June 2005
Seasons of Migration, Khmer Arts Academy, Zellerback Theater, UC Berkeley, April 2005
Forever My Ancestors World Premiere, Cambodian Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, April 2005
Dance presentation/performance for the Immigrant & Refugee Artists Bay Area, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, San Francisco, California, April 2005
Khmer Arts Academy, Grant Performances -  Los Angeles Plaza, California, July 2004 
Dance presentation/performance, Community Ed. Arts Culture, Santa Rosa JC, February 2004   
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, June 2003
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships - Los Angeles, California, June 2002
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater San Francisco, June 2001
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, June 2000
World Festival of Sacred Music - The Americas, Los Angeles, California, October 1999
Summer Arts Festival - Los Angeles, California, August 1999
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco, June 1999
National Festival of Khmer Arts - Kennedy Center, Washington DC, March 1999
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival - San Francisco, California, June 1998
Celebrating the New Getty Museum - Los Angeles, California, December 1997
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater,  San Francisco, June 1997
Workshop/performance - East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1996
Kaleidoscope Dance Festival - Los Angeles, California, July 1995
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts Theater,  San Francisco, June 1995
Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts 40th Anniversary - Saratoga, CA, June 1995
Dance Roots Festival - Los Angeles, California, May 1994
International Festival of Masks - Los Angeles, California, October 1993

Performances Through the Royal University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Performed for many NGOs: UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, etc. - Phnom Penh, Aug. 91- Sept. 91
Toured with the Royal Dance Troupe led by Princess Bopha Devi and King Norodom Sihanouk -
Pyongyang and Beijing, April 1992
Numerous performances in Phnom Penh and throughout Cambodia, 1985-1991