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KHAMLA  SOMPHANH has performed and taught professionally throughout the country. She began her training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and continued at the University of the Arts before moving to NYC to pursue her career. In addition to her classes at Malashock Dance School, Khamla is Artist–In–Resisdence at Canyon Crest Academy and is a freelance choreographer. As an established instructor, Khamla has taught at Mills College, ODC Dance Commons and Shawl-Anderson Modern Dance Center.  She has danced with ODC/ San Francisco Dance Company, Wylliams/Henry Danse Ensemble, Na-Ni Chen Dance Company, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, East/West Repertory Ensemble, New World Dance Company, Soundance Dance Company, as guest artist for Malashock Dance and on Broadway in the “King and I”, choreographed by Lar Lubovitz to name a few.  Khamla received her Horton Pedagogy Certification at the Alvin Ailey School in NYC.

Khamla Somphanh teaches a Horton-based modern technique class that emphasizes physicality, strength, clarity and body alignment.  Her classes support and encourage movement expression, self-discovery by way of exploring one’s abilities.  Class will be fast paced tapping into facets of technique, movement quality, athleticism, phraseology and articulation.



Khamla dancing