Guillaume joined the prestigious Junior Ballet of the National Superior Conservatory of Paris in 1999. From 2001-2003, he worked with Ballet Philippines and Steps Dance Studio in Manila as guest performer, choreographer, and teacher. He started his own French-Filipino company and created the show Cabaret! by Le Cabaret Kuya, which opened the French Spring Festival in 2003. Guillaume has danced for cabaret revue, baroque and contemporary companies (Cie Teatri del Vento/Opéra de St Etienne), and French film and television. In 2012, he danced for Gigi Caciuleanu in the new piece Quadrix. He is trained in traditional Indian yoga and massage. Since 2012, he divides his time between France and the Philippines, developing an intense artistic activity as teacher and choreographer.
Nicola trained at the Atlanta Ballet from 1993-1998. She always aspired to share her joie de vivre on stage, across the world. In France she wrote and choreographed her one-woman show The Language, which was awarded Paris Jeunes Talents (2008) and first place at the choreography contest Tobina (Paris, 2009). She has danced diverse styles for international choreographers such as Alexandre de la Caffinière, Natalia Guslistaya, Gigi Caciuleanu, Christopher Williams and Alexandra Bansch. She taught ballet at the Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris (2010-2011) and contemporary at the Sorbonne (2011). Since 2012, she has worked with Africa Regional Services of the U.S. Embassy, teaching and creating works in Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, The Gambia, and Djibouti.
Lutgardo Labad / Kasing Sining Foundation
Dulaang Kasing Sining (DSS) is a theater organization created by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) artist-leader Lutgardo Labad. DSS is conceived as a community-based semi-professional repertory theater company aimed at the development of theater in Bohol. It produces original plays written in Boholano and other Filipino languages that portray the historical, cultural, socio-political conditions of the province in an imaginative manner, drawing from the rich cultural heritage of the Visayas. Its major activities include performance and production, creation of Boholano plays, theater training, and community outreach. When the deadly earthquake hit Bohol on October 15, 2013, DSS helped develop in collaboration with PETA, NCCA, World Vision, and Save the Children activities which would aid in the cultural restoration and rehabilitation of impacted communities through the psychosocial support of the arts. This program Arts for Healing and Rehabilitation translates into the words Kasing Sining (Art with a heart).