Ea Torrado (Philippines)
Artistic Director of Daloy Dance Company
Cited as one of the most exciting and sought-after contemporary dancer-choreographers in the Philippines today, Ea creates visceral and evocative works that have been presented in numerous sites and stages in Manila and abroad. Rigorously trained in classical ballet from a young age, Ea has essayed principal an soloist roles in traditional and contemporary full-length dances with Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, and Dance Theatre of Tennessee. Her works have been presented and toured extensively in the Philippines, USA, Russia, Scotland, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Korea, Belgium and Germany.
She was awarded the prestigious Alvin Erasga Tolentino Koreograpiya Award (2014), Remedios De Oteyza Award for Choreography (2016) and Asian Cultural Council Grant (2016). Her pieces ‘Flight’ won 1st Place at Philippine Dance Cup (2018), and ‘Evaporation’ won 3rd Place at Philippine Dance Cup (2016). She is also a member of World Dance Alliance- Philippines and (ICONS) International Consortium for the Advancement in Choreography. In 2015 and 2016, she was one of the formidable judges for the Association of Ballet Academies of the Philippines Competition.
She is the founder and artistic director of Manila-based dance theatre group, Daloy Dance Company, where she refines her choreographic style by fusing powerful elements of dance, theatre and improvisation. With Daloy, she has presented Walang Hiya Festival, Sayaw Galaw, Ugnayan Community Program and Tanghal at Talakay, all projects that tapped diverse Filipino communities by utilizing dance as a tool for personal and social change.