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Chan Hon Goh new director of Goh Ballet Academy

By Samantha Mehra

Chan Hon Goh, former principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has been appointed the new director of Vancouver’s Goh Ballet Academy and Goh Ballet Youth Company. As the new director, Goh plans to establish a Chan Hon Goh scholarship Fund of $100,000 for selected students to encourage their professional development. Goh trained at the Goh Ballet Academy beginning at age nine. Her parents, Choo Chiat and Lin Yee Goh, formerly principal dancers with the National Ballet of China, co-founded the academy in 1978, and the youth company in 1979. Chan Hon Goh will take on the position effective September 1, 2010.

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