Jory Horn Memorial Dance Scholarship Fund

Jory Horn Memorial Dance Scholarship Fund

From Phillip Rama

We would like to raise funds to support an endowment in Jory's name. “The Jory Horn Memorial Dance Scholarship” will continue Jory's joy of helping aspiring dance students at Sacramento State University every year.

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Jory Horn (1991-2019), a Sacramento State Alum, 2015 BA Dance, took his first dance class at the age of 20, studying ballet with Nolan T’Sani at CSU Sacramento. Prior to dance, Jory  participated in high school sports such as track and field, cross-country, and wrestling.  He grew to love dance over the years. Although he did not have a history of dance training, his hard work and drive to succeed benefited him and led him to performance opportunities and training scholarships. 

He was cast in multiple collegiate productions including two Sacramento/Black Art of Dance concerts 2013-14, “Cabaret” 2013, Senior Dance Concert 2013, New Moves Dance Collective 2013 and Dance Sites/Faculty Dance Concert 2013-14. In these concerts he was cast by professional guest choreographers Shakiri Hudson of Zaccho Dance Theatre and Raissa Simpson of PUSH Dance Company. As a result of his dedication and hard work, he was a proud recipient of the Charles V. Hume Memorial Scholarship from the Department of Theatre and Dance for the 2014-15 academic school year.  Jory was chosen as a recipient of the 2014 CSU Summer Arts Director’s Scholarship at CSU Monterey Bay. During his senior year of college, Jory was offered a training/teaching position at Sacramento-based Aerial Evolution

He was an instructor for aerial hoop/lyra after graduation. Jory would like to thank the Department of Theatre and Dance, the College of Arts and Letters, Dean Edward Inch, CSU Summer Arts at Monterey Bay, Multi-Cultural Center, Educational Opportunity Program and the Cambodian Student Association at Sacramento State. Jory extended his gratitude towards his mentors Dr. Ravin Pan, Sedah Tath, Dr. Dana Kivel and Nolan T’Sani, and his Mak and Pah.

What Jory hoped to do in the future was combine his passions of Cambodian culture and dance, as a means of advocacy, to address challenges of the Cambodian-American community and Cambodian-American Diaspora at large. He drew inspiration from other Cambodian-American artists of various arts backgrounds. He graduated in spring 2015 with a BA in Dance and a Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration minor. Jory was the first in his family to graduate from college. His future aspiration was to one day pursue graduate school; whether it was an MFA in Dance or wherever life took him.

We would like to raise funds to support an endowment in Jory's name. “The Jory Horn Memorial Dance Scholarship” will continue Jory's joy of helping aspiring dance students at Sacramento State University every year.

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