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  • Flights of Fantasy
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    Flights of Fantasy

    Ballet Manila Reaches New Heights with its Much-Awaited 22ndPerformance Season This coming August, we invite you to join us for a season of magic, adventure, dreams, and romance as they lift the curtains on their much-awaited 22nd performance season. Aptly named Flights of Fantasy, the new season will feature two world premieres, a beloved classi...

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  • Exploring the World On Tiptoes
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    Exploring the World On Tiptoes

    Meet two living proofs that art can change lives. Graceful, strong, and well-traveled. One quick look at Jamil Montebon (22) and Jessa Balote (19) will never give you any clue that the two dancers grew up in the slums of Tondo and used to scavenge for a living. As scholars of the country’s premier classical dance company, Ballet Manila, both Jamil and Je...

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  • BALLET MANILA BRINGS TOGETHER DANCE HEAVYWEIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2017
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    BALLET MANILA BRINGS TOGETHER DANCE HEAVYWEIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2017

    Injury. Frustratingly high standards. Hundreds of training hours spent away from family. These are just a few of the challenges that riddle a dancer’s path, and are more than enough to make the average artist fold. But for those who persevere, there lies a reward that makes the journey worth more than any worldly acclaim. For International Dance Day 201...

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  • Kitri in Retrospect
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    Kitri in Retrospect

    There has been much talk about Don Quixote these days as the country’s premier classical dance company, Ballet Manila, gears up to stage the timeless ballet as their closing show for their 21st performance season. Of course, when one talks about Don Quixote, the subject of Kitri—the feisty Spanish female lead— always comes about. The iconic Kitri is fa...

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  • Don Quixote: Preparing for the Big One
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    Don Quixote: Preparing for the Big One

    Get ready for a show to end all shows. As the curtain falls on Ballet Manila’s 21st performance season, the country’s premier classical dance company is set to give everything they have for their big finale, which happens to be one of the most technically-challenging ballets ever made—Don Quixote. Happening on February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and o...

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