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View our Company Profile and individual profiles of our directors, dancers, choreographers, and guest teachers.

Carlos Deriada Jr.

Carlos started as a theater actor. He is an active member of their community theater group in Bacolod City. He honed his talent in dance during his college years in La Consolacion College, Bacolod were he graduated with a degree of Bachelor in Elementary Education.  He was  trained in Broadway Jazz,Folkdance and Ballroom.  In 2007, Carlos became a member of Airdance were he recieved his formal training in ballet,modern and contemporary. He has performed in various corporate and artistic shows of Airdance. His performances in theater include Tanghalang Pilipino's   long-run production "MULAN" and Stages Production's "WESTSIDE STORY".  He is also one of the finalist in the 2009 WIFI-BODY New Choreographers Competetion.  Carlos  also performed in the Philippine Pavillion for the WORLD EXPO 2010 in SHANGHAI CHINA.  He is grateful to his mentors who molded him in his craft ...Mr. Rene Hofellenia,Mrs. Mary anne Morales Base. Mr. Avel Bautista,Mr. Alexander Paul Morales,Ms Denisa Reyes and Ms. Ava Maureen Villanueva-Ong.

Nicole PrimeroAt crucial points in her life, Nicole seemed to choose Dance as an afterthought; she would often grab the pen without hesitation. The milestone was when she took ballet lessons under Faith Javellana-Gumban. She auditioned at the Iloilo National High School Special Program for the Arts. She passed and majored in Visual Arts but soon shifted to Dance. Carmela Palencia, Tina Sison, Ria Española and Rommel Flogen were her dance teachers.

 

Books remain a major inspiration, she maintains that she is primarily a reader, then a writer. In UP Visayas, she majored in Literature for three years before finally shifting and transferring to UP Diliman to major in Dance.

 

She became a member of the UP Dance company in 2006. Under Prof. Steve Villaruz, she has performed in many of the company's repertoire locally and abroad. In 2008, she participated at the TAIPEIDEA at Taipei National University for the Arts in Taiwan. Nicole thanks her mentors and teachers throughout her years in UP Diliman - Angela Baguilat, Christine Maranan-Novales, Shanti Sreedhar, Ava Maureen Villanueva, Desiree Medina, Herbert Alvarez, Elena Laniog and Prof. Steve Villaruz.

 

In 2010, Nicole competed at the Young Choreographer's Competition during the WiFi Body Independent Contemporary Dance Festival. She was awarded the Most Promising Choreographer for her piece entitled 'Delight/Delirium'.

 

She became a member of Airdance in 2013 and was awarded a danceWeb scholarship for the ImPulsTanz Contemporary Dance Festival 2015 held in Vienna, Austria.

 

She credits her experiences to the many exposures and processes inside and outside of the dance studio, in interactions with artists, politicians, children, plants, animals and yes, unseen beings.

 

Carlo ValderramaCarlo is a graduate B.S. Fine Arts Major in Advertising at the University of Santo Thomas. He is also a former member of Chameleon Dance Company under Jojo Lucila and Ida Beltran-Lucila. He is trained intensively in modern dance, contemporary, jazz, classical ballet , butoh,aerial arts, hip hop, ethnic and folk dance. Among his dance teachers are Raul Alcoseba, Joy Coronel, Carlos "Caloy" Garcia, Jun Saagundo, Manuel Malonzo, Herbert Alvarez, Paul Morales , Avel Bautista , Reagan Cornelio and Ava Villanueva-Ong.

 

Aside from dancing he also dabbles in costume designing, set designing, events styling as well as production and stage management . He is also been the costume designers in dance productions such as "Pedro Kusinero" of Herbert Alvarez and Elena Laniog , "Itim Asu" of Myra Beltran, "Romansa" of Philippine Ballet Theater , "Neo-Filipino 2010" of Ballet Philippines and some of the recital of U.P Dance Company. In 2008 he joined Airdance Philippines and currently a Senior Company Member and serves as its Resident Costume Designer.

 

Marvin PeraltaFearlessly inspired to dance on and off the ground, Marvin started out as a gymnast in his early years and later on ventured into the world of dancing through Airdance, one of the Philippines’ renowned contemporary dance companies where bceame a resident dancer and aerialist. Passionately curious about everything related to dance, he recently entered his first pole competition and fortunately won 2nd runner up for the Amateur Pole solo category in the 2015 Pole Lux Competition. Constantly open to new and better ways of improving aspects of my profession, he believes that if you put your whole heart in anything and everything that you do, everything will fall into place. Marvin found that perfect place in dancing not only as a profession but as a way of life.

 

Fechie Briguel-BabaranFechie Briguel Babaran started dancing at 13 years old. under the tutelage of Andrew Mark Baris. where she trained at the Standing in the Gap (SIG) ministry. (now known) as the SIG Center for Arts. In 2007 She is graduate two years course of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Saint Claire College of Caloocan. In 2008, Fechie Entered UP College of Music, University of the Philippines Diliman under the tutelage of Prof. Steve Villaruz, Hervert Alvarez, Ava Maureen Ong, Elena Laniog Alvarez, and Angela Baguilat. In the same year, she joined the UP Dance Company and has been performing with the group. And she studied Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance In 2012, fechie teaches ballet and modern dance at the MPR Classical Ballet. She is presently member of Airdance Company Philippines, as a dancer and Aerialist.

 

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