Be a BRAVO volunteer this summer!

It's that time of year again! If you're looking for experience in dance school management, theater production, stage management, or a Ballet Philippines fan who wants to know its ins and outs, then join us as a BRAVO Volunteer in the 46th CCP Summer Dance Workshop! 
Apply by March 31, 2015 to be considered for the CCP summer internship. Grab this chance to get to know the country's premier dance company and be part of its rich history!

Send your resumé, a recommendation letter from your school, and a cover letter describing why you'd like to work here to Rubylee Gomez at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . (Please format all materials as PDFs.) Be sure to put "BRAVO Volunteers SDW15 Internship Application" in the subject line. High school students are not eligible.

Ballet Philippines Fundraiser: Important Philippine Art

Ballet Philippines and Salcedo Auctions team up on Important Philippine Art this March 7



Grace. Poise. Strength: qualities shared by Salcedo Auctions and Ballet Philippines. Working together on a shared vision of nurturing the best Filipino dance talents, Salcedo Auctions offers artworks to benefit the country’s flagship classical and contemporary dance company. The Important Philippine Art sale, the marquee event of the country’s only internationally-recognized auction house, once again delivers a meticulously assembled selection of paintings, watercolors, original fine prints, and sculpture.

Among the catalogue of Important Philippine Art are over 20 handpicked pieces (marked “BP”) whose sale will help support Ballet Philippines’ dancers and scholars. Included in the lineup are works such as Ramon Orlina’s “Pas de Deux”, Sandra Gfeller’s “White Swan”, Ferdinand Cacnio’s “Ballerina in White”, and Ferdinand Montemayor’s “The Dance”, among others. These pieces were collected by Ballet Philippines President Margie Moran Floirendo and Trustee Dr. Joven Cuanang. The catalogue may be viewed online at theSalcedo Auctions website.

Established in 2010, Salcedo Auctions, situated in the fashionable enclave of Salcedo Village in Manila’s financial district of Makati, is the only auction house in the Philippines to specialize in the sale of fine art, jewelry, decorative arts and collectible accessories by leading local and international artists and artisans.

Founded in 1969 by Alice Reyes with the support of Eddie Elejar and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ballet Philippines is the country’s premier dance company and is known worldwide for its repertoire of classical and modern pieces. Its school, the CCP Dance School, continues to produce dancers of international caliber.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:


Twitter:          @balletph

Instagram:     @balletphilippines


The 45th Anniversary Sapphire Season. Rare scenes of power and grace. Love, valour and redemption. Under the artistic directorship of Paul Alexander Morales, this is a toast to 45 years of dance excellence! 



Hugot sa Rosas


Ballet Philippines 2 presents “Hugot sa Rosas” featuring Vincent de Jesus’ “Songs to Slash Your Wrist By”. This collection of dance pieces choreographed and performed by dancers of Ballet Philippines’ junior performing company, translates the songs of de Jesus’ album into movement form. It tackles the Filipino concept of hugot - an action of taking inspiration from one’s own personal experiences and emotions, especially in love, in order to produce works of art. A Valentine's Day treat premiering works by Rita Winder, Erl Sorilla, Gia Gequinto, Edana Labitoria, Boni Guerrero, Danilo Dayo, John Ababon and Corinne Siniguian, it includes songs by Noel Cabangon, OJ Mariano, Aiza Seguerra and Daryl Reyes.



Feb 14 & 15 @9pm



Ballet Philippines Studio 1 (near the Folk Arts Theater), Liwasang Ulalim, Pedro Bukaneg St., CCP Complex, Pasay City


Congratulations to our new batch of scholars!

45th Season SY14-15

Scholars’ List

(as of Jan. 13, 2015)



Assignment of classes and schedule, contract signing and registration begins Jan. 13, 2015.

Deadline of registration is on Jan. 20, 2015. Failure to register and submit the contract without prior notice will mean forfeiting the scholarship.

Applicants who are not listed are welcome to enroll in CCPDS classes with a 30% financial grant on tuition fees provided by Ballet Philippines Foundation, Inc.


Company Scholars

Tangalin, Eloisa Jessa

Alcantara, Maria Regina Micaela

Cuerpo, Georgia Ysobel

Albay, Niño Chadnezzar

Gumban, Renee Carmela (CSB)

Roque, Lea Klariza (CSB)

Faustino, Maria Criselda

Liwanes, Yeda

Almeda, Jean

Razon, Rosanne Mikhaela


CCPDS Full Scholars

Kison, Ma. Criselda

Mercado, Jacqueline

De Guzman, Natasha Danielle Sachiko

Polias, Ace Christian Emmanuel

Andes, Ana Graciela

Kwak, Hyo-Sang

Bondoc, Daniella

Santos, Karla Marie

Jacob, Katlyn Kate

Bonto, Victor

Ramos, Daphne Nicoleitte

Batto, Katherine Marie

Liong, Maria Louisa Herminia


CCPDS Half Scholars

Estoria, Alyssa Kaye

Solomon, Mines Christian

Yang, Dong-Jin

Laride, Jessa-Ann

Vizmonte, Gabrielle Marie

Laride, Jessa-Bel

Suarez, Sofia Iliana

Agcambert, Jelliam Stevenson

Brion, Christelle Rae Julinne

Cajandab, Mary Joy

Chan, Megan Marie

Laurel, Carissa Victoria

Zaragoza, Bianca

Reyes, Anna Francesca (CSB)

Francisco, Carissa Mara (CSB)

Clemente, Pauline

Dukha, Ma. Ermella

Aquino, Kathleen Mae

Valenzuela, Marielle (CSB)


CCPDS Full Scholars (ages 9-13)

Arguelles, Maria Venezia

Hervas, Gianna Venice

Shy, Isabel

Iñigo, Maureen Joyce

Riego, Therese

Austria, Jemimah

Alipalo, Camille

Uy, Christianne Mariana

Entico, Gaea Ayn Maui

Andes, Jos Daniel

Salazar, Allen Immanuel Ryce

Reyes, Iliana

Andes, Jos David


CCPDS Half Scholars (ages 9-13)

Buhia, Idelle Lauryn

Miranda, Michelle Katherine

Gomez, Julianne

Año, Dhaniella Nicole

Isada, Mykhaela Khrisher


Male Scholarship Program

Villanueva, Pope

Dela Torre, Rolando

Viceda, Arvin

Epan, Marc Angelo

Hall, Lancelot Vincent

De Hitta, Alwyn Joshua

Timkang, Erick Johann

Mateo, John Rick

Bondoc, Kristopher Jayson

Abaño, Michael Bryan

(Photos by Corinne Siniguian)

BP Company Members Triumph at the1st CCP Ballet Competition



Parungao in the Giselle variation from Act I. Photo by Victor Ursabia


At the 1st CCP Ballet Competition Senior Division held last November 8, 2014, our own Ballet Philippines artists garnered top prizes.

Both BP dancers Denise Parungao and Garry Corpuz placed first in their own gender category. A soloist at BP, Parungao danced the Giselle variation from Act I and GRO – a contemporary dance piece by Erl Sorilla. Corpuz, a junior company member, danced the Actaeon variation from the Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux and “Overthinking” – a contemporary dance piece by Richardson Yadao.



Corpuz in the Actaeon variation and Reyes in the Diana Variation. Photos by Victor Ursabia


Victor Maguad and Jemima Reyes also placed second and third respectively in their own gender categories. Maguad who is a company member, danced the Cavalier variation from Nutcracker Act II and Earl John Arisola’s contemporary dance piece, “Ba-skill”; while junior company member Reyes danced the Diana variation from the Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux and Sorilla’s contemporary dance piece, “Reveries”.

Sorilla himself won the Trudl Dubsky Choreography Award for his piece “Dolores” which tackles the hardships of cancer.

Parungao in GRO. Photo by Victor Ursabia


Catch them dance with the company alongside guest actors in MANHID. This superhero musical runs from February 20 to March 8, 2015 at the CCP Main Theater. For tickets and inquiries call (02) 551-1003/ (02) 832-3704 or go to