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Founded in 2001, Airdance is one of the country’s premier and pioneering companies in Contemporary Dance and the Aerial Arts. Home to prominent dancers, teachers, and choreographers in the Philippines, it is committed to providing a nurturing environment for creativity and excellence in dance.
Sam is a recipient of “Ani ng Dangal 2010” awarded by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and NCCA (February 2010). He is also the recipient of The French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers of the Yokohama Dance Collection R 2009 held in Yokohama, Japan on February 5-8, 2009 and the 2008 2nd prize winner of the WiFi Body Festival New Choreographer’s Competition through his piece “Which Way?”
In 2007, he competed with UP Dance Company in the 5th Mindanao Modern Dance Competition in Koronadal South Cotabato and performed with the company for TARI 2007 in Malaysia. Rhosam was a guest artist in the 11th Daegu International Dance Festival in Daegu, South Korea in 2009; studied contemporary dance in Micadanses and Menagerie de Verre in Paris; was granted a residency program under Centre Nationale de la Danse – Hoche, Paris and performed at Theatre Darius Milhaud - Paris, France in the same year.
Avel started dancing at the relatively late age of 19. His first performance was with the University of the Philippines Filipiniana Dance Group performing Philippine ethnic and folk dances. With this group, and later with the U.P. Filipiniana Alumni Dance Group under Mrs. Corazon Iñigo, he toured in various provinces, held concerts, and eventually performed in Brunei, Macau, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and Japan.
His Jazz and Modern dance training came under the tutelage of Douglas Nierras and Powerdance, with whom he performed in several highly acclaimed concerts and toured in New York and Los Angeles, USA, and in Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada. He was also part of the original cast of "Metanoia", the Philippine's official entry to the 1st Alexander Onassis International Prizes. He toured as part of the Philippine Department of Tourisms' WOW Philippines USA Road Show. He has also performed in SK Productions' "A Chorus Line".
Jed has been member of Airdance since 2005 and is presently an Associate Artistic Director of the Company. He also performed and choreograped numerous events of Airdance's artistic shows and in Wi-Fi BodyContemporary Dance Festival.
Jed was chosen for the International Young Choreographer Project in Kaohsiung, Taiwan - a project of World Dance Alliance - Asia Pacific and Americas, last July 2015.
He recently joined other special performances in musicals, TV shows and Independent Dance Film production. With great deal of gratitude Jed would like to thank his teachers where he trained and dance. Among the Teachers are Paul Morales, Avel Bautista, Dwight Rodrigazo, Myra Beltran, Max Luna III, Rene Hinojales, Ruel Calansingin, and Rudy Reveche.