About WDA Ph

Mabuhay! Welcome to the World Dance Alliance-Philippines.

The Philippine Chapter of World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific is a collective of Philippine dance scholars, artists and dance makers, who wish to provide support and sustenance for dance in the Philippines, particularly initiatives and projects that aim to propagate dance research and scholarship, and provide opportunities for choreography, advanced education, and national and international collaboration and exchange.

WDA Philippines was among the pioneering members when the World Dance Alliance was first organized by Carl Wolz at the Hong Kong International Dance Conference in 1990, represented by Nestor Jardin. Today, WDA Philippines is headed by Basilio Esteban Villaruz.

Elected officers

President: Basilio Esteban Villaruz, also known as Steve

Vice President: Corazon Inigo

Secretary/Treasurer: Shirley Halili Cruz

Projects Coordinators: Joelle Jacinto, Clarissa Mijares Ramos, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., Nicole Primero, Chantal Primero

WDA Philippines shares the mission and goals of the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific and the Pacific, and its active members are prioritized for participation in WDA events and dissemination of information. Read more about  World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific here.