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Department of Buddhist Studies

1

Ven. Miao Jing

associate professor

 

Buddhist Rituals and Practices, Humanistic Buddhism, Selected Sutra and Sastra

 
1

Ven. Miao Xin

associate professor

 

Core Teachings of Buddhism, Life Education, Buddhist Traditions, Humanistic Buddhism

1

Ven. Zhi Yi

associate professor

 

Meditation and Mindfulness, Humanistic Buddhism

1

Ven. Miao Guang

adjunct associate professor

 

Buddhist Ethics, Humanistic Buddhism

1

Dr. Krizna Palces

professor

 

Western Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Comparative Religions, Research Writing

1

Terrie Martinez

associate professor

 

Eastern Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, Buddhism for Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts

Paul-Alexander-Morales

Paul Alexander Morales

professor

 

Directing, Choreography, Dance Technique, Yoga

 

Paul Alexander Morales is a dancer, director and independent filmmaker. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines – Diliman where he majored in Theatre Arts and was a scholar at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London.  He served as artistic director of Dulaang Talyer (1994-2003), Airdance (2003-2009) and Ballet Philippines (2009-2017).

 
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Mario Mendez

professor

 

Creative Writing, Playwriting, World Literature

 
Jared-Jonathan-Luna

Jared Jonathan Luna

professor

 

Creative Writing, Playwriting, World Literature

 
Katherine-Mae-Sabate

Katherine Mae Sabate

associate professor

 

Dramaturgy, Performance Studies, Acting Technique, Asian Theater, Philippine Theater, Thesis Writing

 

Katte is a versatile theatre practitioner and educator – she is a dramaturg, a director and an actress for the theatre. She is also an actor for TV and film. A Cum Laude graduate of Bachelor and Master of Arts in Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines- Diliman. As a scholar, her works were recently published and presented in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, United States, Paris, and Portugal.

Katte is convinced that performance is a powerful medium to bear influence and education of cultures, histories and of faith, as well as healing to the human soul and societies.

 
 
Angella-Betina-Carlos

Angella Betina Carlos

associate professor

 

Dance Technique, Anatomy for Dancers, Ballet

 

 

Angella Betina “Abbey” Carlos is a dance artist with a passion for teaching and performing. A graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts (Ballet) and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (Bachelor of Music in Dance), Abbey has performed in dance productions and festivals in the Philippines and abroad. She received her Master in Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Iowa in 2018, where she was awarded the Iowa Arts Fellowship and served as a teaching assistant with the Dance Department. 

 
 
Michael-Barry-Que

Michael Barry Que

associate professor

 

Choreography, Dance Technique, Dance Improvisation, Philippine Folk Dances

 

 

 

Michael is a graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts in Folk Dance, and the University of the Philippines Diliman in Dance. A former member of the University of the Philippines Dance Company and The Human Expression Dance Company (Singapore), Michael has participated in local and international performances, competitions, residencies and festivals around Asia and the United States. Some of his notable co-choreographed full-length works are Pavilion IV and A Wanderer in the Night of the World, and award-winning pieces such as Negatives to Positive, Trespassing Thru, and Lak-Bayabayin.

 

 
Al-Bernard-Garcia

Al Bernard Garcia

associate professor

 

Choreography, Dance Technique, Dance Improvisation, Philippine Folk Dances, Asian Theater & Dance

 

 

 

Manila-based dance artist and choreographer. 

Born in Tacloban City, Leyte.

Graduate of Philippine High School for the Arts (Folk Dance Major) and University of the Philippines’ College of Music (Dance Major). 

Guang Ming College faculty since 2015, founded Guang Ming Dance Project (GMDP) in 2016, currently the Resident Choreographer of GMDP.

 
 
Regina-Angelica-Bautista

Regina Bautista

associate professor

 

Research, Dance Criticism, Semiotics, Dance Anthropology

 
Nazer-Salcedo

Nazer Salcedo

associate professor

 

Musical Theater, Voice for Actors, Fundamentals of Music

 

 

Nazer D. Salcedo is a stage actor, director and classical singer. He is currently finishing his Masters in Theater at the University of the Philippines Diliman. An Aliw awards nominee and recipient of several awards in theatre, Nazer has performed with top theatre companies in the Philippines including Tanghalang Pilipino (1999-2004), and was a soloist of UP Concert Chorus. He has taught musical theatre in various schools and is currently a guest teacher at the Philippine High School for the Arts. He serves as the Trainer and Artistic Director of Teatro Lasalliana of DLSU-D and adviser of GMC’s Guang Ming Harmonies.

 

 

Rommel-Aries-David

Rommel Aries David

associate professor

 

Stagecraft, Stage Design, Technical Theater, Visual Arts

 

Ohm David is a set designer and a teacher of technical theater. He was resident designer and technical director of Dulaang UP, Agghelon Vima, and Altera Pars Theater in Athens, Greece. As set designer, he has worked with various national and international theater companies. Ohm also designs sets for ballet, dance, concerts, pageants, and exhibitions. Recent works include Ballet Philippines’ Firebird, Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ang Pag-Uusig, The Dante Project under the Mellon Foundation and Notre Dame University, Dulaang UP’s The Dressing Room, Ang Nawalang Kapatid, and Siddhartha the Musical. The University of the Philippines awarded him Most Productive Artist of 2016.

 

 

 
Sarah-Maria-Samaniego

Sarah Maria Samaniego

assistant professor

 

Dance Technique, Dance Criticism, Music for Dance, Dance Pedagogy

 

 

 

Sarah Maria Samaniego is a dancer, choreographer and teacher-in-dance. A graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor in Music major in Dance (cum laude). She is a prize winner of the 2012 Wifi Body Dance Festival New Choreographers Competition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with her work “Nalaruan” (In Playing), which was featured at the 2013 Yokohama Dance Competition X Dance Showcase in Japan. Sarah is a recipient of the Asia, Africa & Latin America Dance Exchange 2018 residency program in Seoul, Korea, and a presenter at the Tangente Winter-Spring Season 2019 in Montreal, Canada.

 
 

 

 
Marla-Rivera

Marla Rivera

assistant professor

 

 

Dance History, Dance & Society, Anatomy for Dancers, Asian Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Education

1

Samantha Marie Uichico

associate professor

 

Contemporary World, Purposive Communication, English

1

Claire Fan

associate professor

 

Mandarin

1

Richie Balgos

professor

 

English 

1

Jose Alfonso Hautea

Instructor

Philippine Constitution, Basic Economics with Taxation & Agrarian Reform

1

Mary Anne Aviola

assistant professor

 

NSTP

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