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  • Merceditas Manago-Alexander

    Profile:

    Merceditas Mañago-Alexander has danced with Doug Varone and Dancers, Pepatian, Elisa Monte Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, and independent choreographers such as Sara Rudner and Joyce S. Lim. She is originally from Manila, Philippines, and began dancing classical ballet at age six. Ballet Philippines, one of the leading dance company in Manila invited her to join them when she was age twelve. In 1986, she was given the "Outstanding Student Artist Award" from The University of the Philippines President's Committee on Culture and the Arts for representing her country at the 3rd International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. She moved to New York City that same year to work with Feld Ballets/NY. She has taught classes at Dance Space NY, which became Dance New Amsterdam. While working with Doug Varone, she taught at The Ailey School,  92nd St. Y, Movement Research, Mark Morris Dance Center, the Metropolitan Opera (Company Class), and Sandra Cameron Studio.  She has taught at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Performing Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and Hollins University, as well as Sarah Lawrence College where she teaches currently and has been on faculty since 2003.  She holds a BA in Dance and Anthropology from Empire State College/SUNY. She has presented solo works at Free Range Arts, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church and group works at The Ailey School and Mason Gross School of the Performing Arts.

     

    Degrees Held:

    BA in Dance and Anthropology from Empire State College/SUNY.

    Professional Affiliations:

    The Ailey School, 92nd St.Y, Dance Space NY became Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research, Mark Morris Dance Center, The Metropolitan Opera (Company Class), Sandra Cameron Dance Studio, Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Performing Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Hollins College, Sarah Lawrence College

    Performances And Appearances:

    Feld Ballets/NY, Dennis Wayne's Dancers, Ballet Hispanico of NY, Elisa Monte Dance Company, Pepatian, Doug Varone and Dancers, Joyce Lim, Sara Rudner - NYC and International Venues

    Awards And Honors:

    "Outstanding Student Artist Award" from The University of the Philippines President's Committee on Culture and the Arts

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