Denise is from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Her training in theatre began at 14 years old where she trained in an acting workshop with Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Pilipino’s Nonon Padilla, Irma Adlawan and Olga Natividad in Cagayan de Oro City as a scholar. Since then, she was actively involved in various production and stage manager roles in theatre before becoming a performer and trainer with Pasundayag Community Theatre. As a theatre practitioner and educator, she believes in the arts as a powerful way to share stories and experiences that represent the complex dynamics of our society, ultimately using theatre as a creative pathway to peace and community engagement. It is with this intention that she decided to apply to ITI, and in the process equip herself with the wisdom of Asia’s great theatre traditions – the very hallmark of the school. Denise is a recipient of the Kuo Pao Kun Foundation-ITI Scholarship.
UEN Charity/CPE No: 200818680E | CPE Registration Period 13/7/16 to 12/07/19
Intercultural Theatre Institute is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s
Major Grant for the period from 01/04/15 to 31/03/18