Our Team

Founder
Artistic Director
Executive Director

Administrative Team

Tim Thou

Co-Founder | Operations Director

tim@angkordance.org

Dahvy Tran Pech

Executive Director

dahvy@angkordance.org

Khakhada Horn

Program Coordinator

khakhada@angkordance.org

Roselynn Soung

Administrative Assistant

rsoung@angkordance.org

Emaly Horn

Communications Coordinator

emaly@angkordance.org

Artistic Team

Phousita Huy

Master Teacher of Classical Dance | Artistic Director

Channa Sath

Assistant Artistic Director

Kimhan Meas

Master Teacher of Folk Dance and Music

Pech Heung

Master Teacher of Classical Dance

Phirum Meas

Master Teacher of Classical Dance

Sophy Leng

Senior Dance Instructor

Chamroeunsophea Nop

Supporting Instructor for Female Role

Victoria Phan

Supporting Instructor for Female Role

Kelly Ly

Supporting Instructor for Female Role

Chummeng Soun

Supporting Instructor for Male Role

Peter Chea

Supporting Instructor for Male Role

Vituu Touch

Supporting Instructor for Male Role

Chad Mai

Supporting Instructor for Male Role

Board of Directors

Michael Conway

President

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Michael is a lifelong Lowell resident.  He is a graduate of St. Michael’s College and founded Michael G. Conway Insurance in 1988.  His business has been recognized as a Celebration of Excellence Agent numerous times and is a member of the Trusted Choice insurance agents group.  Michael is very involved in community projects and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Lowell for 33 years.  He also serves on the board for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Whistler House Museum of Art,  the C. Alice Rowell Bean Trust and is a Corporator of Lowell General Hospital.   In his spare time Michael travels and has visited Cambodia.

Karen McManimon

Vice President

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Karen brings over 18 years of total banking experience to her role as Assistant Vice President and Special Assets Officer at Enterprise Bank.

 

In this capacity, Karen provides invaluable assistance and successful solutions to the portfolio of commercial and consumer customers she manages. Her experience and skillset in meeting the needs of these customers has contributed greatly to successfully building solid and trusted relationships.

 

Karen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Lowell and an MBA from Northeastern University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Angkor Dance Troupe, and was a former volunteer for the Westford Coalition for Non-Violence WCNV Committee, the City of Lowell – City Manager’s Domestic Violence Task Force Training, and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 159. She is also actively involved in numerous community initiatives.

Jay Lee

Clerk

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Jay was born in Seoul, South Korea, and lived in RI, TX, CA, and NY before settling in Massachusetts. He is married with four stepchildren and is currently employed as an attorney with the Lowell firm of Gallagher & Cavanaugh, LLP. He obtained his Bachelor of Science at New York University and his Juris Doctor at Northeastern University School of Law. Jay began his legal career as a prosecutor in Middlesex County, and continued his public sector work with the City of Boston Law Department before moving on to the private sector. He currently has a varied practice but is focused on civil defense litigation. In addition to sitting on Angkor’s Board of Directors, Jay is also a current member of the Human Rights Committee of LifeLinks, Inc. Jay was previously involved with the Chelmsford Cultural Council and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

Sheila Kirschbaum

Director

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A resident of Lowell since 1978, Sheila Kirschbaum has been a staff member of University of Massachusetts Lowell's Graduate School of Education at the Tsongas Industrial History Center since 1992. Starting as a museum teacher, she moved into curriculum development, served as School Liaison and Professional Development Coordinator for ten years, and was named Director of the TIHC in August 2011. A former classroom teacher (high school and college, English), Sheila now oversees a partnership organization that helps educators and students—from elementary school through college—develop understanding of America’s Industrial Revolution using Lowell as a case study.

 

Sheila holds a Master of Arts degree in English (Rivier College, Nashua, NH) and a Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary Education, from the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA. She recently completed a Doctoral degree in Language Arts and Literacy (UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education). She served for many years on the executive board of Lowell’s Citywide Parent Council and currently holds the position of Clerk on the board of the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust.

Chummeng Soun

Director

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Chummeng Soun is a University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) student studying for his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Digital Media and Asian Studies and minor in Digital Imaging. He is passionate about bridging modern media with arts and culture and this has led to his work as archival intern for UML's Southeast Asian Digital Archives Project (SEADA), where he has the opportunity to help preserve key work done within the Southeast Asian community. His most recent accomplishment was assisting UML's Center for the Asian American Studies (CAAS) in coordinating the 2017 Southeast Asian Conference.

Outside of school, he is a Principal Dancer and Senior Dance Instructor with Angkor. He has been part of the organization since the age of 12 and works closely with leadership to develop the annual residency that brings together live music and Cambodian theatre. 

In 2015, he was one out of four youth to be selected in ADT's first ever Cultural Exchange with the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Inspired by the Exchange, he applied and was granted a Theodore Parker Foundation grant in the name of Tom Leggat, a local philanthropist who believed in supporting youth development, and raised the additional resources to return back to Cambodia on his own Cultural Exchange  where he documented the movements of the last Master Teachers who survived the Khmer Rouge.

Virginia Prak

Director

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Virginia Prak is a Principal Dancer of the dance troupe and has been dancing for over 15 years. Her parents were immigrants that fled from Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Regime to Lowell, MA and are now proud citizens of the United States of America. She was born in Lowell, MA and moved to Nashua, NH at the age of 10. She is now attending Middlesex Community College.

She started dancing at about age 5 or 6. Before moving to Nashua, Tim Thou was her neighbor and his youngest daughter is her best friend. They always played together when they were younger and started participating in dance practices ever since. She continued to dance although she moved because she enjoyed learning new dances and getting ready for performances. So far, her favorite classical dance is the Apsara dance and her favorite folk dance is the Fishing dance.

 

She is extremely grateful to be connected to her roots, even spiritually, as a Cambodian-American. She is also honored to be taught by many different masters around the country and hopes that one day she'll be able to go to Cambodia to train there to become a better dancer.

Sorin Sieng

Director

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Sorin Sieng was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is married with three children, works full-time at Koch Membrane System in Wilmington, self-employed, and has a part-time job as a Business Builder for First Financial Security, Inc. Sorin obtained his Bachelor Degree of Marketing Management in Cambodia. From 2013-2014, he was on the Board of Directors for the International Relations with Cambodia Freight Forwarder Association and Vice President of Junior Chamber International, Phnom Penh. During his spare time, Sorin also volunteers at the Local Telecommunication Corporation in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Visal Chin

Director

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Robert Hart

Treasurer

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Sodany Krouch

Director

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James Ostis

Director

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Peter Chea

Director

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Emaly Horn

Director

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Advisory Board

​Celeste Bernardo

 

Adrien Bisson

 

Jim Conlon

 

Nancy Donahue

Carol Duncan

Robert Forrant

Michael Gallagher

Vanna Howard

Joe Hungler

Felicia Sullivan

Sophy Theam

 

Jim Wilde

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Angkor Dance Troupe, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.

Our mission is to connect communities through the preservation, education and innovation of Cambodian Performing Arts. All donations are tax-deductible.

P.O. Box 1553, Lowell, MA 01853

(978) 275-1823 | info@angkordance.org

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