Julie Borromeo is an acclaimed pillar of dance in the Philippines. Her works in the entertainment industry, leadership and pioneering spirit in various artistic projects earned her this recognition.
In 1957, she established DANCE ARTS STUDIO, which was later extended to a dance and production company. It embraced the disciplines of theater helping it grow into other fields of the performing arts, thus “PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION, INC.”, branching out to Chicago, Singapore and, Malaysia. Courses offered are Classical Ballet, Modern & Contemporary Jazz, Tap, Spanish Flamenco, Street Dancing, and Musical Theater.
PERFORMING ARTS continues to be the stepping stone to professional luminaries in theater and dance. Among those who have studied a large amount of their craft in the school are: Prima Ballerina, Maniya Barredo (Atlanta Ballet), Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Miguel Braganza (Miss Saigon), Audie Gemora, Gloria Tobilla (Caracas Ballet), Enrico Labayen, Nonoy Froilan (Ballet Philippines), Bobby Ongkiko, Erich Edralin, Bing & Agnes Locsin, Plinky Recto, Cherie Gil, Hajji Alejandro, Maricar Aragon Andrada, Anamarie Aragon Quirino, Gigi Aragon, Mariel Mabaquiao (Power Dance) … and more! Among our most recent success stories include its scholars like Rofel Ann Artaiz (Philippine Ballet Theater artist (PBT) and JBPAF faculty, MINT College Professor in Dance), Matthew Davo (PBT Principal Dancer, JBPAF Faculty), Shaira Comeros (winning international competitions, and is a National Commission on Culture for the Arts 2016 Ani Ng Dangal Award recipient), and Dom Delmo (Philippine Ballet Theatre), Gold Medalist for Hong Kong Challeng Cup Dance Competition in 2018.
Besides its annual showcases, Performing Arts has produced musical plays like “Man of La Mancha”, “Sweet Charity”, “Promises Promises”, “The Fantasticks”, “The Apple Tree”, “Broadway Our Way”, “They’re Playing Our Song”, “I Love My Wife”, “The Wiz”, “Philippine Review”, “Guadalupe The Musical”, and notably “Flower Drum Song”, which raised the first half-million for the construction of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1967.
Julie is presently involved in various organizations and is co-founder of Dance Theater Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre (seasonal resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines) and holds major posts in leading dance and theater institutions in the Philippines.