Performing Arts
Jay  Loyola

Jay Loyola

Adjunct Professor, Dance Program

Jay Loyola toured internationally as a principal dancer of the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company and considered a protégé of choreographer Lucrecia Reyes- Urtula, Philippine's National Artist for Folk Dance, Loyola is the founding artistic director for American Center of Philippine Arts, and consultant for Philippine Cultural Night at various universities, including UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, UC Merced, UC Irvine and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His awards include "Young Alumni Achiever in Arts and Humanities" by Holy Trinity University, and the nomination for an Isadora Duncan Award for his 2008 collaboration with Rudi Soriano, Kadayawan. He taught Philippine folk dance workshops for Singapore Arts Festival; Kaliningrad International Dance Festival in Russia, Konnichiwa Festival in Japan, Macau Arts Festival in China and the Philippine International Dance Festival and World Folklore Festival under the auspices of Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d'Arts Traditionnels in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Philippines. Website: (www.jayloyoladance.org)