Drawing from her wealth of performance experience, Perry persists in her mission to impart Dance initially as a physical discipline and even as a way of life. It remains a central aspect of her teaching methodology.
Her ballet training started with Luis Layag, then at the Effie Nañas’ School of Classical Ballet. She counts among her teachers a veritable who’s who of Philippine Dance: Totoy de Oteyza, Eddie, Elejar, Tony Fabella, Alice Reyes, Gener Caringal, Tony Llacer, Denisa Reyes, Edna Vida, Maniya Barredo and Agnes Locsin plus the tutelage of visiting teachers like Pauline Koner, Rochelle Zide-Booth, Norman Walker, Lane Gifford, Alfredo Rodrigues, Miro Zolan, William Morgan, Mikhail Kukharev, Vakhtang Chabukiani, Luminita Dumitrescu, Kenneth Gillespe, Alicia Alonso, Armin Wild, Rossana Seravalli, Redha Beintefour and Rico Labayen. She also took classes with Jean Paul Comelin, Anatoli Panasiukov, Michael Vernon and Gelsey Kirkland. She recently attended a Teachers’ Course handled by Ms Valerie Bailey.
She was Ballet Philippines’ rehearsal mistress, production director and as company member toured the Philippines, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union and South America. The critics wrote of her as a ‘seasoned dancer’ and ‘exceptional performer.’
Her exquisite charm never fails to win her public. Among her most memorable roles include those that have a special appeal to children: Dopey from Snow White, Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, Luningning from lbong Adarna, Cygnet and Neapolitan for a record eight Swan Lake productions. For 14 years she taught at the CCP Dance School. In 1993, she gave Master Classes at the Jean M Wong’s Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) schools in Hongkong but opted to come back to her country to continue performing.
Perry Sevidal Ballet has its own Main Studio in San Antonio Village, Makati City. The school boasts of fiercely loyal students keeping Teacher Perry or Perry Sensei on her toes. She must stand ready to match their passion to Dance. The fun and joyful aspect in a highly-disciplined endeavor is always palpable.This dynamic relationship can only be experienced by watching them perform or go through their paces in the Studio.
Agnes Locsin, Gawad CCP Awardee for Dance, cast her in Sabel as a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. The piece also featured former Ballet Philippines stalwarts. The production opened at the PETA Theater Center then toured UP Los Baños, Ayala Museum and finally, the CCP Little Theater. A second leg of the tour covered Northern Luzon capped by a performance at the opening of National Artist Ben “BenCab” Cabrera’s opening of a major exhibition at the Tyler Print Institute in Singapore.
Under her leadership, the PSB observes its 21st year of absolutely independent existence.
Started dancing ballet at the age of 4 under Yvonne delos Reyes. Then moved to Dance Arts Studio under Jun Dalit, Julie Borromeo, Tony Llacer. Later moved to CCP under Eddie Elejar then to Phil. Women’s University under Joji Felix-Velarde and Tommy Sabarre. And finally to Fabella-Elejar Dance Studio under Tony Fabella and Eddie Elejar.
Studied Plolynesian under Carmen Gonzales, Lally and Terry Aldeguer and Chiqui Ocampo.
Started jazz at Dance Arts Studio under Rose Borromeo. Then Allegro Dance Studio under Amelia Apolinario then to FEDS under Tony Fabella and Joy Coronel. Other jazz teachers in New York – Luigi, Michel Assaf, John Madeiros, Ron Forella.
Flamenco under Ruben Nieto, Sr. Guillermo Gomez, Rose Borromeo, Tatyana Balashova, Jane Orendain and Dionisia Garcia (New York).
“Minda Mora” – CCP and on tour
“Festival Four Series” – CCP
“Alamat Series” – Folk Arts Theater and on tour
“Pasyon” – Folk Arts Theater
“Sesame Street” – Folk Arts Theater and in Hong Kong
“Nida Lita Show” – ABS-CBN
“As Long As There’s Music” – movie
“Urian Awards” – Philam Life Theater
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” – Rumor’s Disco
“Lalaki, Babae at Iba Pa” – PETA
“Phil. Independence Day Presentation” – New York
“Lecture/Demo for Flamenco” – school tour around Metro Manila and in Tacloban
Plus many more TV, concerts and guest appearances here and in NY.
Started teaching Polynesian at the age of 12.
Teaching jazz and ballet at the age of 15.
Former Faculty at:
Nomie Montfort Studio in Davao, Joji Felix-Velarde’s Studio, Allegro Dance Studio, Fabella-Elejar Dance Studio, Maying Reyes’ Studio on Gamboa St., YMCA in Livingston, NJ and PSB.
Gave master classes for jazz for the Metropolitan Dance Company, Whiplash, and others.
Choreographed for stage, TV and movies.
Various choral/singing groups and bands – Ateneo H.S. and College, La Salle Kundirana and College, St. Scholastica’s, Assumption, St. Paul’s, The New Minstrels, Friends of Mine Band in NY and Raul’ Sunico’s Gentle Version with a performance, “Sinigang” at Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall.
Manila Theater Guild: “Guys and Dolls”, “Damn Yankees”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, “Cinderella”, “Grease”
LVN’s “Doña Sisang’s Centennial” directed by Lino Brocka.
PETA’s “Lalaki, Babae at Iba Pa” directed by Orlando Nadres
Dong Allegre’s production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” directed by Tony Espejo
TV shows such as “The Nida Lita Show” and “The Sharon Cuneta Show” and “Eat Bulaga” with my own group IN-PULSE
Movies for Regal Films featuring Tito, Vic and Joey and Lotlot de Leon
Rehearsal Mistress for Manila Metropolis Ballet
Rehearsal Mistress for Metropolitan Theater’s production of “Cats” directed by Tony Mabesa and choreographed by Tony Fabella.
Co-Founder and Former Artistic Director of Grupo de Baile Andaluz
1989 – 1995 : University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Diploma in Creative Performing Musical Arts (DCPMA)
Major in Dance
1988 – 1989 : PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
Major in Management
1984 – 1988 : PHILIPPINE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
National Arts Center, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
*High School Level
1977 – 1984 : ST. MARY’S ACADEMY
Burgos Street, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
2001 – Present : INTEGRATED BODY ARTS, Cecilia Ibarrola (Proprietress)
227 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air II Village, Makati City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
*Pilates Instructor – Level 4
2002 – Present : PERRY SEVIDAL BALLET
8883 Sampaloc Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
*Pilates Mat Instructor & Modern Ballet Teacher
1997 – 2002 : CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES
Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex,
Pres. Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
*Ballet Teacher (during summer dance workshops)
1998 – 1999 : COLLEGE OF ST. BENILDE – DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY
Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
School of Design and Arts, Dance Department
*Faculty Member (Lecturer)
1996 – 1998 : UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
Diliman, Quezon City, M. Mla., Philippines
College of Music, Dance Department
*Personal Assistant of Professor Esteban Villaruz,
Head of the UP Dance Department
1994 – 1997 : SAINT MARY’S ACADEMY
Burgos St., Pasay City, M. Mla., Philippines
*Children’s Ballet Teacher
1994 – 1995 : BLESSED ELENA ACADEMY
Villaruel St., Pasay City, M. Mla., Philippines
*Children’s Ballet Teacher
1989 (Summer) : MONTESSORI DE MANILA
B.F. Homes, Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
*Children’s Ballet Teacher
1988 (Summer) : 102 Greenheights Avenue, Greenheights Village,
Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
*Children’s Ballet Teacher
AFFILIATIONS – BALLET COMPANIES
1988 – 2002 : BALLET PHILIPPINES
Associate Artistic Director (2000-2001)
Company Member/Artist (1991-2002)
Society Scholar (1988-1989)
1989 – 1995 : UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DANCE COMPANY
Member – Artist
1984 – 1988 : MANILA METROPOLIS BALLET
Member – Artist
2008 June: MARK MORRIS SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
5 day ballet, modern, and repertoire intensive of Mark Morris Dance Group, NY, USA
2007 November: BASIC COURSE in DORN METHOD and BREUSS MASSAGE
Physical Therapy Skills Laboratory of the University of Santo Tomas, M. Mla., Phils.
2001 March : BASIC REFLEXOLOGY WITH ACU-PRESSURE
Aksem Homes Foundation, Dian St., Makati City, M. Mla., Phils.
2001 June-September: PILATES CERTIFICATION(INTENSIVE COURSE)
Romana’s Pilates, New York City, USA
*With 600hours of apprenticeship
A Bachelor of Science in Geography graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Former member and associate artistic director, UP Filipiniana Dance Group
Performed in numerous countries and around the Philippines as a member of the UP Filipiniana Alumni Dance Group under Mrs. Corazon Iñigo and the Douglas Nierras Powerdance
Choreographed for Tanghalang Pilipino, PETA and Dulaang UP plays
Workshop facilitator of the Film Development Council of the Philippines in Movement for Film
Recipient of the Gawad Mag-aaral Most Outstanding Culture and Arts Adviser of the De La Salle University Manila from 2007 to 2008
Artistic Director of the La Salle Dance Company-Contemporary and La Salle Dance Company-Folk
Dance trainer for the UP Varsity Pep Squad
Professional Documentary Scorer. Scored for “Ati-atihan Lives” “Panaad: a promise to Sto. Niño” and “A piece of paradise”
Resident lighting designer for the UP Pep Squad and LSDC Contemporary and Street
Freelance songwriter and singer
Professional music editor and graphic designer
Choreographer and member of the faculty for several dance studios and dance groups
Has been choreographing for events and shows of GMA7, TV5, Unilab, Rebisco, Genesis Entertainment, Kawasaki motors and other event management outfits and commercial productions
Choreographed and directed numerous dance competitions and dance concerts
A member of the Association of Cultural Offices in Philippine Educational Institutions (ACOPEI)
Lina began her ballet training at the age of 3 at the CCP dance school. In 1998, She began dancing with the Halili-Cruz school of dance where she took the Australian Commonwealth Society of teachers of Dancing exam and earned a grade of Honours Plus in Grade two. She joined her first ballet competition at the 4th Asia Pacific Dance Competition in Singapore in 2002 where she received First Place in ensemble under group of 6 and First Place and Perpetual Trophy: Danse de Filles under the age of 12. She continued her training at DBCISAS and Academy One with teachers Pamela and Jeffrey Espejo. In 2004, She auditioned for Ballet Manila and was accepted as a half scholar, 2 years after she was promoted to full scholar and on that same year was promoted to Company Scholar.
Lina danced under ballet Manila for 6 years as a corps de ballet in ballets such as Le Corsaire, Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan the Fairy and the Princess, Alamat: Si Sibol at si Gunaw, Tatlong Kwento ni Lola Basyang and Pinocchio. She was also given the chance to train under guest teachers Tatiana A. Udalenkova and Sergey Vikulov. She resigned last 2010 to finish her degree in International Studies, Major in Japanese studies at De La Salle University Manila and came to Join the 2010 December recital at Perry Sevidal Ballet. She was offered to assist classes by Teacher Perry Sevidal and choreographed her first dance last 2013 for Copellia during the Summer workshop. She currently continues to teach classes as well as dances with Perry Sevidal Ballet.
Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts
Ateneo de Davao University 1992-1996
Jacinto St., Davao City
San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Movement Professor (Communication Department)
The Assumption Dance Company (TADC) Coach
June 2010 to Present
Perry Sevidal Ballet Studio (PSB)
Ballet & Jazz Instructor/Choreographer since July 2004. Taught and choreographed Children’s Ballet and TapModern pieces virtually every Major and Christmas Recitals for the school ever since.
Performed in the following pieces: Tony Fabella’s “Los Beatles,” Enrico Labayen’s “Vivaldi Suite,” Marissa Aboitiz’s “Rio,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” “You can’t stop the beat,” “Carmen & Carmencitas,” Agnes Locsin’s “Sayaw ng Karagatan,” Peter Alcedo’s “Lakwatsa Sa Luneta” and “Tindahan Ni Aling Nena,”“Jazzing Hawaii,”“Of Ruffles,” “Ripples of Love and Billie Jeans,” “Singing in the Rain Medley,”“Masdan Mo ang Kapaligiran/Oras na/Pagsalok sa laot” and “Lupa,” “The Nutcracker Jazz,” “Lennonism,” “Lahat Ay Biyaya,” and “Fever,” Judell de Guzman’s “Magkaugnay,” and Gerardo Francisco’s “Dekada,”
Performed in the Production of CCP’s – Tanghalang Pilipino’s version of MULAN, choreographed by Denisa Reyes at the CCP Little Theater
St. Scholastica’s College Malate, Manila
Jazz Teacher July 2008 – February 2010
European International School (EIS) Better Living, Parañaque City
Dance Instructor for Ballet & Jazz
Kids ages 5-12 years old
September 2005 to July 2008
The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas
Teaches Jazz (for Adults, Teens and Kids) and Adult Tap
March 2007-April 2008
Sacred Heart School Goodwill Bookstore, Glorietta 1, Makati City
Creative Movement and Babies Ballet
April – May, July – August 2008
April – May 2009
Attended Noa Rotem’s Physical Training for Performing Artists Workshop, Introduction: The Performer and The Body at the Black Box Theater , Assumption College on October 15-19, 2013
Attended Noa Rotem’s Physical Training for Performing Artists Workshop, Deepening of the Practice & Open Exploration at the Black Box Theater, Assumption College
Attended Noa Rotem’s 4-day Workshop on the Introduction to Physical Theater: The Viewpoints at the University of Asia and the Pacific on October 22-25, 2012.
Performed with Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company and Gantimpala Theater actors for Rubies: Gems of the Philippine Performing Arts (CCP’s 40th year anniversary presentation). February 27, 2009
MULAN rerun at the CCP Little Theater. September 10, 2008-with three shows that day and September 11, 2008 with two shows.
Formal Ballet training at the Locsin’s Dance Workshop under the tutelage of Mrs. Carmen D. Locsin, Alma Masamayor & Agnes Locsin from April 1988 to May 1996
Formal Jazz training at the Locsin’s Dance Workshop under the tutelage of Mr. Lic-Lic Garcia (1989-1990) and Ms. Lourdes “Bing” Locsin from April 1990 to May 1996
ïFormal Tap and Jazz Dance Training at the L.C.B. Performing Arts Center under the tutelage of Ms. Lourdes “Bing” Locsin and Anne Janelle Kong from 1996 to 2000
Modern Dance Workshop under Agnes Locsin held at the Ateneo de Davao University, summer of 1997
Voice Class at the L.C.B. Performing Arts Center under the tutelage of Ms. Inday Montero from 1998 to 2000
Stage Management Workshop held at the Locsin’s Dance Workshop under Mr. Gil Castillo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (Summer 2000)
Musical Theater experience c/o Ms. Lourdes “Bing” Locsin and Mr. Les Merquita from April 1996 to May 2004
Ballet Classes under Ms. Cecille Dioquino-Hidalgo and Ms. Pia Silva (2001-2004)
Jazz Classes at the Perry Sevidal Ballet under Mr. Peter Alcedo Jr. of Powerdance (2006 to present)
Ballet Classes under Perry Sevidal Ballet under Ms. Perry Sevidal (2007 to present)
Modern Dance classes under Judell de Guzman and Gerard Mercado, 2009
- Rosalie Carreon
- Isabel Gregorio
- Jinn Ibarrola
- Kris-Belle Mamangun
- Cecille May Manlapao
- Christine Maranan
- Cecile Martinez
- Miaki Maruyama
- Cherry Pie Medina
- Delfin Novencido †
- Vinia Pamplona
- Katherine Sanchez
- Eiko Sasada
- Katherine Sanchez-Trofeo
- Monette Victoria
- Theresa Rivera