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Dr. Filomar Cortezano Tariao

Senior Lecturer

Dance

Qualification

Bachelor of Science in Basic Medical Sciences,
College of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Doctor of Medicine, Licensed Physician,
College of Medicine, University of the Philippines,

Professional Diploma in Modern Dance (full-scholar)
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

Fully Certified Stott™ Pilates Instructor,
Injuries & Special Populations (Mat, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, small equipment),
Options Studio, Singapore (Merrithew™  Foundation, Toronto)

Mat & Reformer Certified Instructor,
Pilates Academy International (PAI™),
Options Studio, Singapore (Pilates on 5th™, New York)


Pre trainee,
Gyrotonics™ Systems (Options Studio, Singapore)

Biography

Dr Fil, as he is fondly called by his students, was recently seen essaying the role of Shakespeare in the Asa Palomera's The Curious Lives of Shakespeare and Cervantes. His professional career in Dance and the Performing Arts spans 18 years globally. In 2013, his choreography Lakbay Rama won 1st place accolades in Dance Theatre, Folk Dance and Audience's Vote at the Prague International Dance Festival. His local choreographic credits include: Jungle Book, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Esplanade Dance Festival 2012, 12th Night, Pinocchio, Jack & The Beanstalk, La Traviata, Annie, Santa Claus The MusicalHONK!, and Just So, Alice in Wonderland. He has choreographed for Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore Lyric Opera, Marina Bay Sands, Chingay (2006 - 2008), Youth Olympic Games (Singapore), ACSian Theatre, InDancity, and the SAF Music & Drama Company.

His commissioned ballet, A Message of Peace, performed in front of His Excellency President S.R. Nathan for the New York State Bar Association Gala, was met with standing ovations. Dancing for the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company Chicago, Fil has performed for Chicago Dance Masters Association, Dance Chicago, The International Jazz Congress, at the Merle Reskin, Athenaeum & Daley Center. Fil has worked with international choreographers such as Randy Duncan, Jon Lehrer, Davis Robertson (Joffrey Ballet), Eddy Ocampo, Natalie Weir and Csaba Buday.

In Manila, Fil joined Ballet Philippines in Darna and taught the company in De La Salle University thereafter. As an actor, he captained Repertory Philippines’s production of Fame as Tyrone Jackson, and choreographed Forbidden Broadway. He is a full-scholar alumnus of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (Le Sacre Du Printemps, Interior).

As a dancer and singer, Fil has toured internationally, performing with Powerdance Company and Filipiniana Folk Dance Company. A versatile performer, his dance/theatre credits include Everything But The Brain (Life Awardee for best playwright), Admiral’s Odyssey, Romanza Española, Mercury Rising, Moment, Carmina Burana, Beauty World, Snow WhiteMuch Ado About Nothing, Imelda's Boys, Theatre Idols, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Victor Victoria, Vision, Salome.

Fil is a fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor with a focus on injuries and special populations. He has developed a Pilates for Dancers programme, which he launched in 2012.