Local Heroes Winner, Mrs. Savary Dean
Mrs. Savary Dean
Bank of America’s "2008 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards"
Local Heroes Winner!
Mrs. Savary Dean, Instructor- has donated her time and talents as a Khmer dance instructor to the Cambodian children of San Jose for the past 10 years. In her own words, "It is very improtant to continue our Cambodian culture and spirit to the next generation. It is my pleasure to pass my Khmer dance knowledge to teach our children." Mrs. Dean was trained as a young girl at the University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh before the Khmer Rouge era. When she was luckily returned to Phnom Penh after the 4 dreadful years she went back to the Fine Arts university. A short time later she joined her family in a journey to the U.S. in 1982. She is residing with her husband and 2 wonderful children in San Jose.
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