Regina Bautista is a cum laude graduate of the Dance program at the University of the Philippines. Trained in ballet with accreditations from the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance, she was a company scholar of Ballet Philippines (BP), and a member of its junior company, from 2011-2014. She wrote dance reviews for the online publication Runthru Magazine, was research assistant to Basilio Esteban Villaruz for his three-volume book Walking Through, and was a contributor to the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. After graduating, she worked in BP as the Artistic Assistant to the Artistic Director.
Keywords: Dance studies; contemporary dance; dance anthropology; ballet; Philippines