Joe Abuda

  • Author: DanceStar
  • Date posted: 18.01.2018
  • Date Updated: 19.03.2018
Joe Abuda

Missjoe Abuda is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, writer and multimedia artist. His dance expression ranges from jazz ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, street dance, tap to folk dance, ballroom, latin, cheerleading and burlesque. He is an alumnus of the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe. He had trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary at the STEPS Dance Studio (under the tutelages of James Laforteza and Anatoli Panasiukov). Missjoe had also attended various dance workshops in Los Angeles (Movement Lifestyle, Debbie Reynolds, Edge Dance Studio) and New York (Broadway Dance Studio). For his work he had won numerous awards at home and abroad.

JAZZ   BALLET   CONTEMPORARY   HIP HOP   STREET DANCE   TAP   
FOLK DANCE   BALLROOM / LATIN   CHEERLEADING   BURLESQUE

Alumnus of the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe
Trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary – STEPS Dance Studio (under the tutelages of James Laforteza and Anatoli Panasiukov)
Attended various dance workshops in Los Angeles (Movement Lifestyle, Debbie Reynolds, Edge Dance Studio) and New York (Broadway Dance Studio)

AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS
2017 “Best Dance Company” – Aliw Awards
2017 “Artist-In-Residence” – Pineapple Lab
2017 “3rd Runner-Up” – Vibe PH Dance Competition
2017 “Junior Division Champion” – Champions Tour
2017 “3rd Runner-Up” – HHI Philippines Junior Division
2016 “Champion” – World of Dance Philippines
2014 “3rd Runner-Up” – HHI Philippines Mega Crew Division

2008 TO PRESENT        THE ADDLIB INC.
FOUNDER / PRESIDENT / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Founded and solely managed The ADDLIB (2008 – 2015), managed by Viva Artists Agency (2015 – Present), that emerged from the streets of San Juan City to the big arenas, becoming one of the most sought-after dance companies in the Philippines.

Champions, 2016 World of Dance Philippines and has represented the country in the World of Dance Finals in Pasadena, California (August 2016), placing 5th out of a hundred contenders.

Represented the country in various competitions abroad: 2013 & 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada; 2012 World Supremacy Battlegrounds in Sydney, Australia.

Performed and choreographed for various television shows, films, and notable events such as: MISS WORLD-PHILIPPINES, BENCH DENIM AND UNDERWEAR FASHION SHOWS, FHM VICTORY PARTY, and ABS-CBN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Performed and choreographed for major events of trusted corporations such as: AYALA, COCA-COLA, SELECTA, UNILAB, TOYOTA, and many more.

Performed and choreographed for major television events, concerts, specials, and music videos for prime Filipino artists such as REGINE VELASQUEZ, GARY VALENCIANO, SARAH GERONIMO, and RACHELLE ANN GO.

2010 TO PRESENT        GMA NETWORK, INC.
DANCE PRODUCER / BLOCKING DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER / ON-SCREEN MENTOR

Provides creative inputs, conceptualizes segments, and head choreographs for top-rating shows such as LIP SYNC BATTLE PHILIPPINES (2016-2018), MARIAN (2014), SUNDAY ALL STARS (2013 – 2015), PARTY PILIPINAS (2010 – 2013), PROTÉGÉ (2011 – 2012).

2005 TO 2008        G-FORCE (GMD DANCE MANAGEMENT)
FOUNDING MEMBER / RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER 

Trained under the tutelage of Ms. Georcelle Dapat.

In 2006, became one of the youngest choreographers of Sunday noon-time variety show ASAP (ABS-CBN)

2005 TO 2008            LETRAN CHEERING SQUAD (COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN)
HEAD COACH

Became the youngest head coach in NCAA, training and leading the Letran Cheering Squad to consecutive winnings in the NCAA Cheerdance Competition (consistent in the top three ranking).

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