Thailand, the Land of Smiles 


In May 2014 I finished my contract as Director of Dance at Anda Performing Arts School in Pattaya, Thailand.

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Doha, Qatar!


For three months in late 2014, I was commissioned as a choreographer for a very special event: Qatar National Day. 

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Recent dance photos taken in Thailand by Chiara Ferronato.

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My book, The Dance Information Sourcebook, is a 344-page career guide for aspiring professional dancers. Learn how to market yourself as a dancer and keep a steady career. This book is used as a textbook in university dance programs and sells on Amazon.

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  • USA
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
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Public Speaking Engagements


Living and working in many countries around the world has given me a broad spectrum from which to speak about many topics. Seminars range from intercultural communication, to self-esteem building, to vegan cooking.

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My name is Cheryl Lynn Obal. I am a professional dancer, choreographer, ESL teacher, corporate trainer, philanthropist, activist for human rights and animal rights, author, translator, and global citizen. This site is all about my life, my passions, and my work. Welcome to my world!

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I am very proud to be currently working as an English Instructor at KAUST near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. KAUST stands for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.


Dance in Bangalore, India

I was proud to be a trainer for the professional corps of Nritarutya, one of India's top contemporary dance companies. I also taught and choreographed for Left Foot Right Dance Works.

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In the News! 

"Rhythms of Compassion" by Shilpa Sebastian.

The Hindu, June 11, 2015.

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June 2015: Dance Workshop

A Contemporary Jazz Dance Workshop for beginners was held in Jayanagar, Bangalore. All profits were donated to Right to Live.

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Jan. 2015: Back to Bangalore, India!

I'm back to one of my favorite cities in the world. This time I'm the Vice President of Right to Live, an initiative of the Kote Foundation.

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Cheryl Lynn Obal