Khmer Arts is dedicated to fostering the vitality of Cambodian dance and music across borders. A natural extension of the work of its founding artistic director, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the organization sees itself as a nexus of arts and culture in a transnational community that is endowed with wonderful traditions and that is looking for ways of using those traditions to improve its quality of life. Through its numerous programs, it seeks to create a continuum of recruitment, training, research, outreach, creation and performance that develops accomplished artists, compelling works of art and diverse, informed audiences.