A dynamic and sustainable home for creation, performance and scholarship that celebrates humanity’s oneness in diversity.
To spread the Dharma through Culture and the Performing Arts
To Foster Filipino artists through education and performance
To create new works for a growing Buddhist and interfaith community
To facilitate and organise the student, faculty and community performance season at Mabuhay Temple and Guang Ming College
To give the students ample and supervised pre-professional opportunities to practice their learning in Dance and Theatre
To facilitate all performance needs of the companies including but not limited to technical and logistic requirements
To provide management and media training and experience to the students
Systematise and create marketing and documentation system
Artistic direction, planning and implementation
Companies performance requests
Audio-Visual and documentary production
Dissemination of culture and arts information
Budget requests, management and disbursements
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).
gmdp dIRECTOR & ADVISER
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.
DTE Director & Adviser
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.
GMH Choirmaster and Adviser
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.
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.
Theater & Studio Manager
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.
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.