12 Filipino dancers win Asian ballet competition

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Twelve young Filipino dancers including two former street kids won awards and scholarships at the 6th Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition.

Ballet dancers
[via Sun HK]

The ballet dancers won medals, cash prizes, and received various dance scholarships.

Among the young dancers who won were former street kids Edmar Sumera and Benedict Sabularse.

The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet team won most of the medal tally for the Philippines.

In a media report world renowned Filipino ballerina Macuja-Elizalde said, “I am, of course, greatly pleased that our dancers have danced well and reaped honors for Ballet Manila and for our country. But more so, I am touched by the sincere comments of the jury in their praise for the high quality of training that we give our competitors. They had the strength, technique and style necessary to get those points. But at the end of the day, the fact that they all danced from the heart was the quality that brought them home!”

The following Filipinos won at the Asian Grand Prix:

Most Promising Female Dancer Award

Comeros Shaira May, Lisa Macuja School of Ballet, Philippines

Junior B Division

Silver Medal – Sumera John Edmar, Academy One Music and Dance Center, Philippines

Junior A Division

Silver Medal – Barroso Nicole Klaudine, Lisa Macuja School of Ballet, Philippines

Canada’s National Ballet School Summer School Scholarship

Melencio Rosanne Paz, ACTS Manila, Philippines

Elmhurst School for Dance Summer School Scholarship

Barroso Nicole Klaudine, Lisa Macuja School of Ballet, Philippines

Sumera John Edmar, Academy One Music and Dance Center, Philippines

Shanghai Dance School Full Year Scholarship

Barroso Nicole Klaudine, Lisa Macuja School of Ballet, Philippines

Fonteyn Prize

Salcedo Raymond, Lisa Macuja School of Ballet, Philippines

Sabularse Benedict, Academy One Music and Dance Center, Philippines

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