Regular Faculty

Read more about the regular faculty members of the House of Dance, who specialize in various dance genres.

Dino Manga

Rodge Villanueva

Inez Ponce de Leon

Kendra Gotangco

Marion Ignacio

Marion completed and passed his Elementary, Advance I and Advance II RAD Examinations, and completed the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Certificate for Ballet Training Studies (CBTS) - the first male in Asia to receive the certificate. He was also one of only two Asians invited to participate in Dance Omi's International Dance Festival in New York.

Von Ace Asilo

Von hails from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where he majored in Physical Education. His extensive experience in dancing, teaching, and choreography have earned him a following, making him a most sought after breakdance and streetdance performer and mentor.

Sherwin Mole Casepe

Sherwin was trained in jazz under various mentors, including Masashi Mishiro and Kumiko Sakamoto of the Masashi Action Machine; and at various locations, including the Edge Dance Studio, the Culture Club, the Academy of Performing Arts and the Millennium Dance Studio in Los Angeles, California.

Clarissa May G. Clarete

Clang began her dance training with ballet when she was just 3 1/2 years old. She trained under Jeng Halili of the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet, while taking rhythmic gymnastics lessons with Prof. Gilda Uy of the University of the Philippines. Clang then moved to the Holy Spirit Ballet, which later became the Center for Movement and Music (CMM).

Finina Isabel Lava

Fina studied ballet for 7 years under Liza De La Fuente-Castaneda of Miriam Ballet. She also studied with Shirley Halili-Cruz, Cookee Balahadia, and Grace Garalde at the Halili Cruz School of Ballet. Fina trained under Katrina Santos, Ronila Jaynario, Anatoli Panasiukov, Nonoy Froilan, Edna Vida, and Melanie Motus in the Philippine Ballet Theater’s Summer Workshops.

Kimberly Ann Clarete

Kimberly, more fondly known as Kim, graduated with a degree in Speech Communication from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has been training and dancing since she started ballet at age 3.

Jesse "Reflex" Gotangco

Jesse is also a Bboy and hip-hop instructor and choreographer. He specializes in B-boying, popping, locking, and New School Streetdance. He has been a member of Battlekrew Philippines since 2005, and founded Soulstice Krew Philippines in 2007. He has also been a member of the Company of Ateneo Dancers (CADS) since 2006.

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