Dara HUOT (Dara)
Phare, The Cambodian Circus / Phare Ponleu Selpak/ Creative Industries association Cambodia
Dara leads and manages Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE) in its mission of supporting Phare Ponleu Selpak School, providing professional opportunities for Cambodian youth and revitalizing arts in Cambodia. PPSE operates Phare, The Cambodian Circus which has nightly performances in Siem Reap, and Phare Productions International, which produces high impact private performances in Cambodia and around the world and Phare Creative Studio of Graphic Design and Animation. Dara was a student at Phare Ponleu Selpak in 2001. He was later an interpreter at Phare and joined the first group of performing artists on awareness theater/circus performance tours to educate rural Cambodian populations on landmines, malaria, dengue fever and other public health and safety issues. Dara has a track record in leadership, business development, marketing and customer service. He was invited by Phare in 2012 to become CEO of PPSE and help them on the journey to sustainability through a social entrepreneurship model.