Ballet Philippines dancers competing in Helsinki and Boston

Ballet Philippines has yet again lived up to its reputation of being globally recognized as the country’s flagship company in ballet and contemporary dance.

Two of BP’s principal dancers, Candice Adea and Jean Marc Cordero will be competing in the prestigious Helsinki International Ballet Competition (HIBC). Only ninety international dancers from twenty-nine countries (Russia, Finland, Spain, France, Uk, China to name a few) all over the globe qualified to compete in the said event.

Adea and Cordero will showcase their Filipino artistry in the field of dance as they grace the National Opera of Finland with their presence. The competition will be held on May 27- June 9, 2012.

The Helsinki International Ballet Competition is on its seventh year and it will be held in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Finnish National Ballet.

But not only Finland will witness the Filipino talent as Candice Adea and Jm Cordero are scheduled to attend in the 17th International Ballet Festival to be held in Latvia on April 27 up to May 1, 2012.

Ballet Philippines is also set to conquer Boston with two of its company members, Jemima Sanielle Aguilar-Reyes and Emmanuelle Guillermo to represent the country in the 2nd Boston International Ballet Competition (BIBC). It will be held at Cutler Majestic from June13-June17, 2012.

BIBC is a competition for both student and professional ballet dancers aged 13-25 who made it through the qualification phase. Dance contracts, cash prizes and scholarships await those who would topple down other competitiors in the BIBC.

Ballet Philippines is extremely proud to have grown such talents that represent and give the name Philippines a ring of prestige in the ballet arena. With more support from sponsors, BP through the CCP Dance School will continue with its journey in honing dancers that could be a pride of the arts community and the Filipino Nation as a whole.

Ms. Edna Vida Froilan Conducts Dance Lecture for CCPDS Students

Some people say that in order to fully understand the essence of something, one has to learn its history. The same principle applies to dance, and to ballet in particular. On April 13, 2012, one of the Philippines’ finest dance artists Edna Vida Froilan conducted a lecture on dance history at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby, 10am and 3pm.

All the scholars of CCP Dance School and students aged 9-12 who are enrolled for full courses had the privilege to listen as Ms. Edna Vida Froilan gave them a glimpse of dance history through her own experiences as a ballerina. She shared how she, with her dedication and passion to train for ballet, grew as a dancer through the course of time.

April 13 is a Friday, believed by some to be unlucky. But for the CCP Dance School Students, it sure was a lucky day because they were given the chance to be inspired by the experiences of someone as accomplished as Ms. Edna Vida Froilan.

Summer is more fun with Ballet Philippines

Get the heat out and coolness in. Join the Ballet Philippines dance workshops this April. Choose classes from classical ballet to contemporary dance to hip hop. Perform at the CCP Main Theater for the Ballet Philippines Summer Recital. This may be a start of a long and happy engagement! Call now at 8323689 and put on your ballet shoes!

Ballet Philippines Summer Dance Workshop at Bloomfield Academy

Good news to aspiring dancers living in Las Pinas. Ballet Philippines comes closer to your home this summer as it partners with Bloomfield Academy to hold ballet, contemporary dance and hip hop classes starting April 16. Call now and find out how you can have more fun this summer with Ballet Philippines.


Ballet Philippines performs at DFA

Last March 20, Ballet Philippines performed for embassy dignitaries and guest of the launching of the Philippine-China Years of Friendly Exchange hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario. The occasion was graced by the new Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing and Vice Minister for Agriculture Niu Dun, Special Envoy to the Philippine launch of the YFE, and Washington Sycip as guest speaker.