Ea started teaching classical ballet to kids in 2002. Transitioning from professional ballet to delving deeper into modern and contemporary dance in 2008, she found that teaching is the best way for her to understand the underlying principles and processes that motivate the body to move and act in more interesting capacities. She found that Dance is no longer just a style, a genre, a form, a syllabus, but something that could go beyond these labels and become accessible to people of all age, size, shapes, gender and background.
She formed the dance theatre collective, Daloy Dance Company in 2014, a group that has since then made waves in the Manila art scene and toured in Korea, Thailand, Japan and USA. Daloy is a platform for her choreographic endeavors and an experimental ground for new workshops and educational programs she intends to share to a wider demographic.
Since 2010, Ea has garnered teaching certifications in barre fitness workout, Zumba, Yoga and Reiki. She has also received specialized training in Contact Improvisation, Physical Theatre, Viewpoints Method and various Improvisation and Choreography Techniques through her travels, abroad. Nowadays, her thrust is to enrich the experience of dancers and performers by opening them up to deep, intuitive sensing and self-awareness, and for non-dancers — to use mindful and liberating movement as a gateway to centeredness and personal growth. She teaches dance as not only something you perform, but also a powerful tool you use to know, transform and transcend yourself.
(Classes and Workshops facilitated in the Philippines and Abroad)
School of Ballet Manila, Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School, METTA Theatre of the Assumption, Keys Grade School, Tanghalang Pilipino Outreach Program, International School Manila, La Salle University Lipa and Company of Ateneo Dancers.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Friedrich Estung Foundation Inc, Music Artes Inc, UP Asterisk, Circuit Makati Foundation and The PARC Foundation
International Workshops facilitated:
Radical Contact in Katrineholm, Sweden, Asia Pacific Improv in Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia and Daloy Movement Workshops in Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina, USA
Zyda was a Dance Major in Iloilo National High School-Special Program for the Arts and holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Major in Arts Management; De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. She was a Lecturer for Dance Program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts (Dance and Music History, Philippine History of Dance, Philippine Folk Dances, Character Dance). She was also part of the Teaching staff of Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company, – Team member of Creative City Mapping by The British Council And a Philippine Representative for Dance at SEAMEO Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nicolo Ricardo Magno
– Facilitator; Roleplayers, Inc; Theate for Corporate Development; 2015-Present
– Facilitator; Creative Movement for Mental Health Awareness; The Love Project; 2015-Present
– Facilitator; Level Up! An interactive workshop on gamification; Habi Education Laboratory; 2015
– Coordinator; Summer Theater Workshops; Cultural Center of the Philippines; 2015
-Facilitator; Theater for Development for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management; Bantayan Island, Cebu; Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with UNICEF; 2014
– Facilitator; Theater for Development for Health and Hygiene; Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with World Health Organization; Tacloban, Leyte; 2014
– Facilitator, Theater for Development for HIV and AIDS Awareness; Pasay City
; Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with UNICEF, 2013
– Facilitator; Beginning Acting for Adults; Tanghalang Pilipino, Cultural Center of the Philippines; 2013
Delphine is a graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts where she majored in theater and received the Maria Scholarship award; as well as Ateneo de Manila University where she majored in Humanities and received the Loyola Schools Award for the Arts for theater. She is an all around performer, trained in singing, dancing and acting. For dance she has trained in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and hiphop.
She accomplished a 6 month residency program in New York under the Asian Cultural council for dance theater and physical theater (2013-2014). While in NYC she took various classes at Movement Research, Gibney Dance Center, Browadway Dance Center, and Peridance Capezio Center. She also accomplished a physical theater workshop in Carrara, Italy held by IUGTE (2014). She is a part time lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of the Ateneo de Manila University teaching Stage Movement as well as Voice, Mime and Movement.
She continues to teach dance and theater to various sectors of our society.