Cher Anabo

Adjunct Lecturer

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 has an MFA in Dance from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a certified yoga teacher. She extensively studied Okinawan dances under the tutelage of Classical Okinawan Dance Master, Cheryl-sensei Nakasone and Balinese masks 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 dances in the diaspora.


MFA in Dance from the University of Hawaiʻi at Māno