THE Cultural Center of the Philippines held its second Ballet Competition on November 17 & 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).

Ballet dancers from different parts of the country competed in the Junior Category (13-18 years old) on November 17, 2016 and the Senior Category (19-25 years old) on November 19, 2016. The Competition consisted of two parts: the first part was the rendition of classical variations, and the second part was the performance of a contemporary piece.

Winners List:

Junior Category:

  • First Prize: Nicole Klaudine Barroso
  • Second Prize: Maria Michaella Carreon
  • Third Prize: Brian John Sevilla.

Senior Category


  • Second Prize: Irene Kim Abrogena
  • Third Prize: Aisha Josephine Polestico


  • First Prize: Godwin Merano;
  • Second Prize: Al Frederick Abraham
  • Third Prize: Matthew Davo.

Trudl Dubsky Zipper Award for Contemporary Choreography

Junior Category

Choreographer of “Ili Ili” Gerardo Francisco interpreted by Joshua Rey Enciso.

Senior Category

Choreographer of “Empty” Gebvelle Ray Selga interpreted by Al Frederick Abraham


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