Our wholehearted gratitude goes to BP’s donors whose ceaseless support makes it possible for us to keep on dancing. Ballet Philippines is honored to share their stories. May they not only enkindle hope but moreover embolden others to open their hearts and keep ballet alive.
Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola carries the torch her father lit 93 years ago and since she took the helm in 1989, the number of campuses have grown from two to nine. With a long list of noteworthy awards, the campuses continue to flourish while Dr. Montinola keeps her father’s vision of providing students the opportunity to appreciate and explore the arts, side by side with academics. It was in 1928 when Dr. Nicanor Reyes founded Far Eastern University with the help of educators from the Department of Economics in the University of the Philippines. Today the institution is known for its holistic and well-rounded education through Academics, Athletics and the Arts.
One of Philippine Fashion’s pillars, Patis Tesoro has spent 50 years of dedication, artistry, and passion as a premier expert in Filipiniana. Her work has resulted in the conservation and revival of Filipino arts and crafts. She is a Renaissance woman who loves to constantly create beautiful things while living in beauty amidst the clean air and surroundings of San Pablo, Laguna—a lifestyle she has chosen, to honor her dream of one day living in a less stressful atmosphere. She continues to dream and envisions her current home in Laguna to someday be an institute of the arts where artists may hone their skills and future artists may be inspired. Patis shares that she is happy and would like to share happiness with family and friends that brings on creativity and peace. She shares, “Welcome to my world, do not say goodbye and I hope you will also enjoy something that will make you happy. With this, Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Guido Group of Companies' William Guido, CEO of Globaltronics and Chairman of PARC (Performing Arts and Recreation Center) Foundation, invites donors, partners, and sponsors to work together for a fundraising project by PARC Foundation called Project TEMPO (Transition To An Engaging Program Online). Through this initiative, a total of 300 scholars will be provided with voluntary teachers and staff, monetary allowance, internet connection, equipment, and other necessities for a smooth transition to this online program. Amidst these challenging times, William offers a message of hope to never stop learning and dreaming. He encourages us to work together as one to be stronger in spirit and says, "With God's guidance let us embrace the next normal in a better way." It was his late son Wilmer's vision to create an arts center for our underprivileged and struggling local artists. Through the PARC Foundation, William keeps the dream, passion, and memory of his son Wilmer alive and burning bright. Would you like to help support our young and underprivileged artists?
You may reach out to PARC Foundation at https://www.theparcfoundation.ph/ or follow them on Facebook /parcph and Instagram @parcph.
You can also send an email to [email protected] or call (02) 8350-6356.
While Dee Zobel is known as a philanthropist and Chairwoman of the Enrique Zobel Foundation in honor of her late husband Don Enrique Zobel who is the foundation’s founder, not everyone is aware of her dedication to Ballet Philippines. In this self-filmed video it is so apparent that a quiet worker such as Dee who has helped transform countless lives through education, nutrition, and community enrichment likewise has a heart that belongs to the arts, as shown by her tireless support to further BP’s cause to keep ballet alive! Here, she shares with us the new programs of the foundation, highlighting the SIGLA Crunchies as a means to continue the fight against malnutrition.
To learn more about the Enrique Zobel Foundation, please refer to the information below:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile Number: (+63)917-577-7046
A visual artist and architect, he is known as one of the Philippines’ bright young stars in the industry.
Calma challenges himself to cross scales and media, his work spanning bespoke private homes to public installations that have been called young, edgy and nothing short of impressive.