Sydney Loyola

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Instructor • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-3888

Biography

Sydney Loyola toured internationally as a principal dancer of the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company and was 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.

Her awards include "Young Alumni Achiever in Arts and Humanities" by Holy Trinity University, and the nomination for an Isadora Duncan Award for her 2008 collaboration with Rudi Soriano, Kadayawan.

She 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.

Experience
Principal dancer, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company
Founding artistic director, American Center of Philippine Arts
Consultant, Philippine Cultural Night, University of California, Berkeley
Consultant, Philippine Cultural Night, University of California, Merced
Consultant, Philippine Cultural Night, University of California, Irvine
Consultant, Philippine Cultural Night, California State University, East Bay
Consultant, Philippine Cultural Night, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Awards & Distinctions

Young Alumni Achiever in Arts and Humanities, Holy Trinity University

Isadora Duncan Award, nomination