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Nikka is a graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts under the mentorship of Robert Stephen Biadoma, Victor Emmanuel Flor and Josefina Guillen. She was awarded with Certificate of Artistic Excellence and Outstanding Student Artist Major in Philippine Folk Dance.
In college, she was a varsity scholar of the UP Filipiniana Folk Dance Group under Mr Van Manalo, Mr Peter Alcedo and Madame Corazon Iñigo. She toured with the group in international dance festivals in Thailand and France. And also competed with the group in the 2nd NCCA Sayaw Pinoy National Dance Competition where her group won 1st prize in the folk dance category. After college, she continued her passion in dancing and teaching Philippine folk dance and was invited to conduct classes and workshops in different universities and local provinces.
She then entered the contemporary world of dance in 2014 as a dance artist of Daloy Dance Company and performed in various productions with them. In 2015 she was granted by the QL2 Contemporary Dance Company of Canberra, a 1 month residency in Australia as the only filipina dancer to perform with the Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre.
After three years of exploring and learning contemporary dance and movement improvisation, she's currently a company dancer of Airdance Co., the reknowned dance company for contemporary dance and aerial arts in the Philippines.
Joshua was an active member of Glee Club in Bignay National High School Year 2009-2010. He started to train folkdance under the supervision of Mr. Richard O. Moscosa.
During his college, he became a batch 3 member of PLV Dance Company year 2014-2017. He started training contemporary dance and basic ballet under the supervision of Mr. Juan Manuel T.Banquito, Mr. Cyril Balderama. In addition, he has been part in different productions including Fringe Manila 2016 Galawika:Ikidaniw, Para sa sining Katha:Sayaw x Tula 2015-2017 and other events inside the university.
Last year after he graduated, he continues to pursue dancing and became a scholar in a summer workshop in Airdance and became a company member until the recent year. Airdance train him in different genres of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, hiphop and aerial silk and hoop under the supervision of Mr. Avel Bautista, the company manager director and Mr. Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., the company artistic director. Recently, he performs and became part of various events including 50th ASEAN summit, Fringe Manila and other corporate shows.
Recently, he became one of the finalists of wifibody 2018 and won the “AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD”.
In the summer of 2007 & 2008, Angelique or "Anjz" started classical ballet as a hobby at Pink Toes Fairview. She continued her ballet training at the Halili Cruz School of Ballet in 2008 until 2014 under the tutelage of Anna Tuazon-Balmadrid. There, she was exposed to yearly recitals, international competitions, and summer workshops where dance educators from different countries come in. She passed two international dance exams conducted by Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) having grades of Honours Plus. This exam serves as a prerequisite to join the annual Asia Pacific Dance Competition where Anjz was able to participate and win with the school in Hongkong (2012) and in Manila (2013).
After more than a year of hiatus from dance, her love for the craft motivated her to join the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe in 2015 where Robert Stephen Biadoma teaches Folk Dance and Contemporary. During her three years with the group, she was able to participate in artistic shows outside the university such as Pasinaya (2017 & 2018), International Dance Day (2016), and Indak Pilipinas (2017). Anjz was also among the selected members to compete at the NCCA Sayaw Pinoy National Dance Competition where they placed first in Contemporary last 2015, first in Folk Dance in 2016, and finished fourth in Contemporary, also in 2016. In addition to that, she was among the Filipino delegates who represented the country, together with her group in the IYF World Cultural Festival in South Korea where they bagged the Bronze Price last 2017.
Aside from dancing, she was also given the opportunity to help in organizing Salinggawi's Annual Dance Concerts. She was a member of the Secretariat Committee in Sibol (2016), head of the same committee in Bakunawa (2017) at the same time was the Secretary of the troupe, and overall head of Sarimanok (2018) while being the President of the group. Despite graduating from a BSBA program in 2018, her passion for the arts led her to pursue a career in dancing. At present, she is a member of Airdance, a contemporary dance company in Quezon City, where she trains to hone her skills further, gain more experience, and explore her versatility as an artist.
Rhojani Joy R. Nasiad or 'Rho' finished Bachelor of Science in Travel Management and graduated as Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas in 2018. As a senior, she was awarded Most Valuable Player (MVP) of UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe (SDT), the official dance company of UST. She was elected treasurer of SDT in SY 2016-2017 and vice president in SY 2017-2018.
In high school, she trained as a member of St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina (SSAM) Dance Club under Mrs. Ingrid Delfino. In college, she was a varsity scholar of UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe under head coach, Mr. Ramon Pagaduan IV in 2014 and artistic director, Mr. Robert Stephen R. Biadoma from 2015-2018. She was a member of the SDT cheer team that won 2nd runner-up in the National Cheerleading Competition Season 10 in the all-girls category. She was also an integral part of the SDT dance team that won first place for consecutive years in the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Sayaw Pinoy. In 2015 the winning piece for Contemporary category was 'Batang Magsasaka' choreographed by Robert Stephen R. Biadoma. In 2016, SDT topped the Folk Dance category dancing Jota Quirino in 2016.
She likewise joined the SDT dance team that bagged the bronze medal in the 2017 International Youth Fellowship (IYF) World Cultural Dance Festival in Jeonju, South Korea.
In 2018, Rhojani Nasiad and Alvin John Vito created their contemporary piece titled 'In Time' which premiered during the the Pasinaya Open House Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). After graduation, Rho pursued the dance career and entered as a company member of Airdance, the renowned dance company for contemporary dance and aerial arts in the Philippines.