About Us

The Organization

Akhtamar Armenian Performance Group is a non-profit organisation, independent from any political affiliations.

Formed and registered as a charity since June 2003, Akhtamar’s mission is to promote Armenian dance and music to the wider community through dance classes and performances.

Akhtamar Board of Trustees:

  • Karine Avetisyan – Chair
  • Dalila Heath
  • Elen Zakaryan
  • Narineh Gholian
  • ​Maral Kojayan

Registered Charity Number: 1098240

The Teachers

Arsen Zakaryan (Artistic Director) and Karine Avetisyan are former members of the prestigious Armenian State Dance Company. They are a husband and wife team dedicated to teaching traditional Armenian dances as well as choreographing new pieces to increase and enrich the repertoire.

They are inspiring to work with and instil into the members a love of Armenian dance, music and cultural traditions.