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Malu Rivera-Peoples Won Lifetime Achievement Award At Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Dance artist and performing arts school founder Malu Rivera-Peoples won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Monday, May 6 at the brand-new Jazz Center in San Francisco.

This year’s well-attended festivity, “Celebrating Cultural Heritage, Honoring Achievements in the Performing Arts,” hailed Rivera’s contributions in “promoting Asian Pacific American cultural heritage” and creating “career opportunities for Asian Pacific American performing artists.”
Besides Rivera-Peoples, the APAHCC honored Brenda Wong Aoki, a writer, performer and educator, with the Inspirational Leadership Award and the Asian Improv Arts organization with the Community Impact Award.

The Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee recognized Rivera-Peoples’ more than two decades of work nurturing the youth’s interest and involvement in dance, music and theater. Her training as a performer began in the Philippines, where she was a principal dancer of Dance Theater Philippines and a soloist of Ballet Philippines.

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