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JM Cabling

Contemporary Dance

An award-winning choreographer, JM Cabling choreographed the 2019 SEA games opening at the Philippine Arena. He was a finalist, Yokohama Dance Collection Competition in 2019, 1st prize winner of the WiFi Body Festival New Choreographer’s Competition, and 1st prize winner of the 5th National Sayaw Pinoy Dance Competition to name a few.

As a teacher he is the Former Associate Artistic Director of the UP Dance Company, Audition Master for ballet at The Philippine High School for the Arts’ Annual Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholars and Faculty member of Guang Ming College and The Dance Conservatory.


He graduated Cum Laude from the UP College of Music in 2015 majoring in Dance.

 

Julio Laforteza

Jazz Dance

Julio Laforteza started his dance training at the tender age of 7 under the tutelage of Sofia Zobel Elizalde, James and Liesl Laforteza, PJ Rebullida, and many teachers in the Philippine dance world as well as teachers from around the world.

 In 2016, he moved to New York City under scholarship to study dance at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. There he broadened his artistic horizons, learning contemporary dance from renowned choreographers such as Seán Curran, Pamela Pietro, Rashaun Mitchell, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, David Dorfman, Shannon Gillen, and many more.

He continues to learn from everyday life experiences, as he believes it is these small and big moments that inform an artist's work. He also has a deep joy of sharing his knowledge in dance, as he believes it is one's responsibility to impart knowledge as much as it is to receive it.

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Jeremiah Carcellar

Street Dance

Dance is Jeremiah's number one passion. He has been dancing for over 10+ years, with experience in concert production, team directing, international competitions, and teaching for various schools & commercial companies.

In 2012, he competed in the olympics of streetdance, the World Hip Hop Championships, and took home the Gold Medal as he represented the Philippines with his team, The Crew.

Since then, he has expanded his knowledge for his craft. He continues to pursue learning opportunities for himself, to better himself as a teacher for his students. Most of all, his most important belief is that dance is fun. This is something he hopes to pass to everyone who takes his classes.

 

Sarah Atayde

Ballet

Sarah began her classical ballet training at age 7 at the School of Ballet Manila. She spent her basic training in the Vaganova Method here, under Elline Damian, Sunshine Huang, and Pamela Asper-Espejo. She was also taught by Directors Lisa Macuja and Osias Barroso. In her youth she participated in various productions of the Ballet Manila School and Company.

She began her training at Academy One Music & Dance Center in 2003 under Director, Cherish Garcia, and continued on to train under the tutelage of Pamela and Jeffrey Espejo.  At Academy One she completed multiple Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance examinations.

In 2010 she obtained a full scholarship to the CCP Dance School and later became a Company Scholar at Ballet Philippines. At Ballet Philippines, she trained with Noordin Jumalon and Victor Ursabia. She performed in productions of the CCP Dance School and Ballet Philippines.

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Sarah was a member of the Marie Eugenie Theater of The Assumption and METTA Dance Theater from 2006-2009. She trained in the preforming arts with METTA’s Artistic Director and The Julliard School’s, Ana Valdes-Lim. She was also coached by Assumption College San Lorenzo President, Carmen “Pinky” Valdes. Among her performances with the Marie Eugenie Theater of The Assumption was with the Philippine delegation at the canonization celebration of St. Marie Eugenie at the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy.

 
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Patricia Obial

Ballet

Patricia Obial, started her dance training at the age of 5 in Academy One Music and Dance Center under the tutelage of Cherish Garcia, Jeffrey Espejo, and Pamela Asprer-Espejo.

She has taken the Royal Academy of Dance and the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet examinations from 2009-2013.

In 2014, she received a full scholarship from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in consortium with Ballet Philippines. During her stay in Benilde, she performed in different dance productions and has created numerous works, most notably her thesis production entitled, Gray Matter.

In 2018, she graduated Honorable Mention with a degree in Bachelor of Performing Arts major in Dance. Patricia is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher.