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Kare Adea

Kare Adea is a former principal dancer of Ballet Philippines (BP), dancing for 15 years with the company where she essayed several lead roles including Giselle, Princess Aurora and Swanilda for classical ballet. She was handpicked by former BP directors Bam Damian and Max Luna Ill to premiere their masterpieces in the Philippines: Damian's "Evacuation" and "Carmen," and Luna's *Hurt We Embrace." In 2023, Kare encored the role of Babaylan in ARDP's re-staging of Agnes Losin's "Encantada."

As a choreographer, She choreographed contemporary pieces in the company's 2010 and 2011 Neo Filipino entitled "Reysing" and "D'bar". She was also one of the featured choreophers for CCP's Neo-Filipino in 2018 and in the same year, choreographed Aureus Solito's (Kanakan Balintagos) re-staging of "MButterfly".

In 2013, she recieved an artist fellowship grant from the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) dedicated to explore art and dance for seven months in New York which enabled her to take classes with American Ballet Theater Company, Alvin Ailey School, Bill T. Jones company and Martha Graham School.

At present, she is the Ballet Master of Alice Reyes Dance Philippines, a aculty member of Ballet Philippines dance school and a freelance dancer, choreographer and movement director.

Anne Kateri S. Gelvoria-Cascano started dancing in 1992 and from a young age, her talent and dedication to dance were evident. Her journey in the world of dance began when she was awarded a full scholarship by the NCAA in 1992, marking the start of a remarkable career.

Throughout her formative years, Anne continued to hone her skills, participating in the CCP Dance Summer Workshop on full scholarship for consecutive years from 1993 to 1995. Her dedication and passion for dance led her to receive another full scholarship, this time at the Christine Walsh Dance Centre in Melbourne, Australia, in 1997.

In 2002, Anne joined Ballet Manila as a Company Member, embarking on a decade-long chapter of her career. During her time with Ballet Manila, she showcased her versatility and artistry through an extensive repertoire of classical ballet performances. From iconic roles in timeless classics such as "The Nutcracker" (Russian Dance, Pas de Trois, Lead Rose Waltz, Snowflakes), "Le Corsaire" (Lead Bedouin, Seashore girl, Naila Waltz), "La Bayadere" (Shades, Parrot dance, Dzhritzi dance), "Swan Lake" (Swans, Princesses dance), "Giselle" (Lead Wilis, Friends, Peasant dance, Wilis), "La Fille Mal Gardee", "Tatlong Kwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya" (Maria Trining-underwater queen), "The Swan, The Fairy and the Princess" (Little Swans, Lilac Fairy), "Don Quixote" (Tutu girl), "Esmeralda Pas de Six" (Esmeralda), to "Sleeping Beauty" (Lilac Fairy), Anne's talent shone brightly on stage.

Her dedication to the craft of dance extended beyond the confines of the stage, as Anne participated in numerous dance workshops and performances, including international tours to Aberdeen, Scotland, the United States of America, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, and Cambodia, as well as local tours across various cities in the Philippines.

Anne's contributions to the world of dance are marked not only by her exceptional skill and artistry but also by her unwavering commitment to her craft. Her performances, both on local and international stages, have left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide, inspiring admiration and applause wherever she goes.

As Anne continues to pursue her passion for dance, she remains a beacon of inspiration for aspiring dancers, demonstrating that with talent, hard work, and dedication, dreams can indeed take flight on the wings of artistry and perseverance.

Anne Kateri S. Gelvoria-Cascano

Beatriz Marie Diche

Originally from the Philippines, Beatriz Diche, began her training at Steps Dance Studio at the age of seven. In 2007, she was granted a scholarship at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School and trained under the direction of Noordin Jumalon and Rhea Dumdum-Bautista. Determined to pursue dance as a career at a very young age, she attained scholarship and graduated with honors at the Philippine High School for the Arts in 2015.

She further continued her dance education in the University of the Philippines – Diliman and Steps Dance Studio which allowed her to explore other genres besides ballet and contemporary such as jazz and street dance.

She transferred to the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) when offered the extraordinary opportunity during her college sophomore year and graduated with bachelor's degree for performing arts major in dance in October 2021. Beatriz Diche continues to improve as an artist and to seek more opportunities therein.