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Torkom Andonov Movsesiyan

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Torkom is a dancer and cultural ambassador, whose award-winning dance projects are an original contribution to the world of art and diplomacy. His Middle Eastern Dance festival, Raqs Without Borders is the only three time recipient of the Creative Engagement grant, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone awarded his latest project, Raqs Revolution, the UMEZ grant. Brooklyn Arts Council awarded Torkom the Brooklyn Arts Fund grant for his Arabic Nights in Brooklyn dance project. The CUNY Dance Initiative has awarded him a residency to create lectures at LaGuardia College. He is listed as one of the world's most renown dancers in "The Armenians in World Choreography" book, and appearing in the Jon Stewart Show, HBO, Everyday with Rachael Ray, the Discovery Channel, UNESCO, LincoLincoln Center, Pregnant with Heels, TimeOut NY, and the Daily News. The New York Foundation for the Arts named him "a Renaissance man with extraordinary abilities." He teaches Raqs Sharqi classes regularly in NYC. For more info, please visit

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