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Joan Ayap


Born in Washington and raised in Manila, Philippines, Joan began her training at the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet and the Philippine Ballet Theatre Conservatoire. She graduated from Assumption College, San Lorenzo (Philippines) with a BS in Interior Design while pursuing a dance career. Her professional experience began with the Philippine Ballet Theatre, where she worked with the finest teachers and choreographers including Gener Caringal, Anatoli Panasiukov, Enrico Labayen, Tony Fabella, Maiqui Mañosa, and Graham Lustig among others.  In Washington, she performed with El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea and Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. Joan is very excited to start her second season with Bowen McCauley Dance.

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