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Cher Anabo

Instructor of Dance; Artistic Director of 2021's FALL DANCE CONCERT

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

PLH 138
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Cher Anabo is a somatic educator, multidisciplinary artist, and collaborator who has taught, choreographed, and performed in the United States and throughout Southeast Asia. Cher extensively studied Okinawan dances under the tutelage of Classical Okinawan Dance Master, Cheryl-sensei Nakasone and Balinese mask dances under I Ketut Wirtawan of Kakul Mas and I Made Widana of Segara Madu.

As an educator, Cher taught at The School of the Arts in Singapore, Damansara Performing Arts Centre and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Malaysia (UPSI), St. Mary’s College of California,
University of California Santa Cruz, San Francisco Ballet, Northwestern State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, and University of North Texas.

As a researcher and choreographer, Cher investigates the effects of colonization, decolonization, and neocolonialism on the formation of identity and analyzes movement traditions and practices surrounding Southeast Asian 
dances and contemporary movement practices in the diaspora.


  • MFA in Dance, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Performances and Productions

Regional & Local productions
  • Celebrating the Merce Cunningham Centennial. Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth presented the 16th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth/ 
  • An evening of expressive dance with Cher Anabo & instrumental handpan by Gracen Lee, followed by a community dance opportunity. March 5th, 2020. Presented by Greater Denton Arts Council.
Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.