University of the Philippines    BA Art Studies    1993    Cum laude


University of the Philippines   MA Art Studies   2004   

                                               Most Outstanding Thesis, UPCWS

University of Melbourne, Victorian College of Arts, PhD Dance, 2016-19                                                                                                


Professional Experience 

Assistant Professor, Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines, 

on faculty since 2003-present (currently on study leave)

Campaigns Officer, Legal Rights Center, 1997-2003                          


 Awards and grants 


Melbourne Research Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2016-2019

Metro Manila Commission Professorial Chair Lecture Award, University of the Philippines, 2013

International Publication Award, University of the Philippines, 2008

Atty. Lontok-Cruz Award for Outstanding MA Thesis, Center for Women's Studies, University of the Philippines, 2006

Nancy Sena Faculty Grant, University of the Philippines, 2005

Recent essays in refereed journals


Emancipating the Writing Life. Review of Charlie Veric's Histories, Kritika Kultura, no. 25, 2015.

Boys Do Dance: Revisiting the Male Dancer in Billy Elliot, 

DIsclab Journal, Aug. 2013


Queer, Flippant and Contemporary , DIsclab Journal, Oct. 2013

Postscript to Fil-Am History Month, DIsclab Journal, May 2013

Ballet as/in the Homeland, DIsclab Journal, Dec, 2012

Ballet in the Dark: Reviewing the Black Swan, Humanities Diliman, Vol. 8, no. 2, 2011

Pedestrians Dancing, Humanities Diliman, Vol 8, no 1, 2011

Dance of the Madwoman: Social realism in Agnes Locsin's Sayaw Sabel, Humanities Dilman, Vol 7, no. 2, 2010

Peace Profile: Jayanti Kirplani, Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice, Routledge-Taylor & Francis, London, March 2008

Recent articles

“Narratives in Meditative Movement,” VIBE: Southbank Arts Review, University of Melbourne, 2020, pp. 51-54.


“Mapping out Contemporary Dance in the Philippines”, Art Archive (vol.1), Japan Foundation, 2017



“Performing the Mutya: A re-enchantment of our times,” Greenpeace.org, April 2016


Pakiusap, Meditative dance, sound healing and poetry for Women’s month, Ef Studios, Quezon City, March 3, 2019


Pakiusap, solo dance at Women’s Day Summit, SM Aura, Manila, March 8, 2019

Natsuwa Hotaru, Solo Performance for Traditional Theater Training, at Oe Noh Theater, Kyoto, Japan, August 2016

Meditations, Solo dance for the exhibit, ‘I Put a Spell on You Because You’re Mine’ by visual artist Dominc Mangila, Vargas Museum, UP Diliman. December 1, 2015.

Blessing, Solo dance for Ditta Sandico's 30th Year in Fashion, Quezon City, November 12, 2015 

Mutya ng Ilog, Dance Film, Shown at the Performance Studies International Conference, De La Salle University, Manila, november 2015.


Sacred Space, Dance Film, Co-choregoraphed with Ea Torrado, shown at Inner Space Manila, October 2014.            


Feeling Great, the Cebu Normal University Centennial Celebrations,

June 15, 2011

 Recent performances