Balletcenter Cebu Announces Summer Spectacular 2024 and Studio Rebuilding Efforts


Balletcenter Cebu is proud to announce the Summer Spectacular 2024: Music & Lyrics, a grand celebration of dance and music, scheduled for June 29-30, 2024, at SM Seaside Center Stage. This event marks a significant milestone as we continue to rebuild and recover from the recent fire that affected our studio.

With performances from our talented dancers and exclusive choreographies such as Symphony in C (First Movement) by world-renowned Artistic Director Nicolas Pacaña, and unique pieces choreographed by our talented Ballet Master Mhynard Etis, including ABAP 2023 winning piece, Makiling, this event promises to inspire and uplift the community. The show will also feature our dancers and scholars not just from the main studio but also from our outreach programs in various parts of Cebu, including Lapu-Lapu and Bogo.

Learn more about our Summer Spectacular 2024 and studio rebuilding efforts. Be a part of our journey and discover how you can contribute.



About Balletcenter

Founded in 1951 by Madame Fe Sala Villarica, Balletcenter has been a cornerstone of classical dance in Cebu. Under the visionary guidance of Madame Villarica, and later Artistic Directors Nicolas Pacaña and Gregory Aaron, Balletcenter has trained numerous students, many of whom have received scholarships and acceptance into prestigious ballet schools and companies worldwide. Balletcenter continues to nurture talent, educate audiences, and foster a deep appreciation for ballet in the community.

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Nicolas Pacaña is the esteemed Co-Artistic Director of Balletcenter Cebu. He began his professional career with the Honolulu City Ballet and joined The Boston Ballet in 1976, quickly rising to Principal Dancer. His notable performances include Colas in La Fille Mal Gardee, Albrecht in Giselle, and roles in Balanchine ballets such as Tarantella and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. In 1987, he famously replaced Mikhail Baryshnikov in the Don Quixote Pas de Deux with just four hours’ notice.

Pacaña joined the Atlanta Ballet in 1982, where he captivated audiences with his roles in The Sleeping Beauty and Carmina Burana. He has choreographed numerous acclaimed ballets, including Paganini, Peter Pan, Beauty & the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.

Since 2006, Pacaña has co-directed Balletcenter Cebu with Gregory Aaron. Renowned globally as an exceptional teacher, coach, and choreographer, his influence continues to grow, inspiring dancers worldwide.

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Gregory Aaron’s illustrious dance career includes roles such as the Peasant Pas de Deux in Romeo and Juliet with The Hartford Ballet and Man at the Table in The Green Table. He toured internationally, performing with Rudolph Nureyev and The Boston Ballet in Don Quixote, Swan Lake, and Giselle. In 1986, he joined Pacific Ballet Theatre (now Oregon Ballet Theatre) as the Nutcracker Prince in James Canfield’s production of The Nutcracker.

For twenty-six years, Mr. A co-directed the Atlanta Festival Ballet with Nicolas Pacaña and has led Balletcenter Cebu for eighteen years, fostering international festivals and competitions.

Mr. A continues to perform, teach, produce, and choreograph globally. Known for his distinctive artistic style and ability to create outstanding performances, he passionately encourages each student to experience the beauty of ballet and pursue their dreams.


In May 2024, Balletcenter Cebu faced a significant setback when a fire devastated our studio. Despite this, our commitment to our mission remains steadfast.

Rebuilding Plans:

We are actively working on rebuilding our studio to continue providing a space for our dancers and students. Community support and donations are crucial to our efforts.

How to Support:

Join us in our mission by becoming a sponsor or making a donation.

We offer various sponsorship levels, each with unique benefits, including commission opportunities. Your support will help us rebuild and continue our programs.

To become a sponsor, please contact Ana Michelle Kesner at 0976-0021326 or


Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Package: Php100,000

Logo Placement as Co-Presenter in ad materials and posters

Prominent Logo Placement in the souvenir program

Sponsorship Patron Seating: Twelve (12) seats

A Full-Page Ad in the souvenir program

AVP Acknowledgement before the show

Special Mention in press releases

Dedicated Social Media Shout-Out Post

Gold Package: Php75,000

Logo Placement as Sponsor in ad materials and posters

Logo Placement in the souvenir program

Sponsorship Patron Seating: Ten (10) seats

A Half-Page Ad in the souvenir program

AVP Acknowledgement before the show

Special Mention in press releases

Group Social Media Shout-Out Post

Silver Package: Php50,000

Logo Placement as Sponsor in ad materials and posters

Logo Placement in the souvenir program

Sponsorship Patron Seating: Eight (8) seats

A Quarter-Page Ad in the souvenir program

AVP Acknowledgement before the show

Mention in press releases

Bronze Package: Php25,000

Logo Placement in ad materials and posters

Logo Placement in the souvenir program

Sponsorship Patron Seating: Five (5) seats

A Mention in the souvenir program

AVP Acknowledgement before the show

Supporter Package: Php10,000

Logo placement in the souvenir program

Sponsorship patron seating of two (2) seats

Mention in the souvenir program

AVP Acknowledgement before the show


Silent Auction Donation Opportunity

In addition to cash sponsorships, we invite local businesses to contribute items, experiences, and ballet memorabilia to our silent auction. This presents an excellent opportunity for businesses to support the event and gain exposure while contributing to its success. Donated items will be featured in the silent auction, with all proceeds directly benefiting Balletcenter Cebu’s studio rebuilding efforts after the unfortunate fire in May 2024.


Benefits for Donors:

Brand Visibility: Donors will receive recognition on auction displays, event signage, and promotional materials, providing valuable exposure to event attendees and supporters.

Community Engagement: Contributing to the silent auction demonstrates a commitment to supporting the arts and local community initiatives, enhancing the donor’s reputation and engagement with customers.

Types of Donations Accepted:

Items: Products, gift baskets, vouchers, or merchandise that showcase the donor’s offerings and appeal to event attendees.

Experiences: Services, tours, classes, or unique experiences that offer memorable opportunities for auction winners.

Ballet Memorabilia: Collectibles, artwork, costumes, or other items related to ballet and performing arts that hold sentimental or historical value.

How to Donate:

Businesses interested in contributing to the silent auction are encouraged to contact Ana Mich Kesner at 0976-0021326 to discuss donation opportunities and logistics. Donors will be recognized and appreciated for their generosity in supporting Balletcenter Cebu’s Summer Spectacular 2024 and Studio Rebuilding.



Contact Information:

For more details and to secure your sponsorship, please contact:

Ms. Ana Michelle Kesner

Director of Planning and Development

Balletcenter Cebu

Phone: 0976-0021326


Invest in the arts, invest in your community, and let your brand shine at the Summer Spectacular 2024!