Mea Lath

Cambodian traditional dance, Cambodian classical dance, Cambodian ballet

About the Artist

Reaksmey “Mea” Lath is a professional Cambodian classical dancer and instructor based out of Southern California. As a refugee in an underserved community in Long Beach, she uses this sacred art form to connect to her Cambodian roots and empower her to continue the rich tradition through performing and teaching. Over the past two decades, she has trained in the U.S. and Cambodia with master dancers and choreographers such as Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, Charya Burt, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and Sophiline Arts Ensemble. After being a student of Khmer Arts Academy, she went on to become the managing director and lead instructor and developed a unique modern approach to teaching the dance curriculum. Mea has performed in many prestigious spaces throughout the U.S. such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Freer Gallery of Arts – Smithsonian Institute to showcase the beauty and resiliency of Cambodian culture. During the production of Walt Disney’s Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon,” she took part as one of the cultural consultants. Mea’s passion is to bridge the diaspora and the rest of the world to Cambodian heritage and elevate the quality and integrity of the art




Cambodian traditional dance, Cambodian classical dance, Cambodian ballet


Group instruction, Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations, Performances, Private instruction, Workshops

Program Participant

Apprenticeship Recipient

Offerings Location

In-person services, Online/remote services


Santa Ana





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