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Khamla Somphanh - APA Intructor for San Diego Modern Dance Classes

Khamla Somphanh

Khamla has been dancing professionally for over 20 years in the realm of concert dance. Recently moved from the Bay Area, she danced with ODC/San Francisco Dance Company and taught at Mills College in Oakland, ODC Commons in San Francisco and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley. Khamla’s passion for modern dance has guided her to work with numerous companies as Wylliams/Henry Danse Ensemble, Dance Esaias Theater Company, Na-Ni Chen Dance Company, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, East/West Repertory Ensemble, New World Dance Company, Seraphim Repertory Company and Soundance Dance Company with work by: KT Nelson, Brenda Way, Milton Myers, Leni Wylliams, Rod Rodgers, Sean Curran, Heidi Latsky, Nai-Ni Chen, Lloyd Whittmore, and Easias Johnson to name a few. Khamla has also performed as the lead dancer “Eliza” in the Broadway Revival of the “King and I” with Lou Diamond Phillips and choreography by Lar Lubovitz. She was then cast in the 1st national tour with Marie Osmond, where she performed “Eliza” in addition to being Asst. Dance Captain for the touring company.

Khamla teaches a Horton based modern class that emphasizes physicality, strength and rhythm with a concentration on body alignment and movement through space. Although Horton-based, she infuses her own style gained from dancing on both the east and west coast. Her knowledge of various dance techniques such as Horton, Graham, Cunningham, Simonson and Ballet also allow her to guide dancers as needed in class.

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