Photo Credit: Erica Feliz Marquez-Jacinto
He is that very familiar face on the poster of a previous musical by 9 Works Theatrical rendition of Newsies. Recently he was also in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for Resorts World Manila.
But for charismatic dancer Ian Ocampo, he fell in love with ballet during his college years. He owed most of his classical dance training under Vella C. Damian School of Ballet.
He was also an artist for Philippine Ballet Theater from 2013-2017 where he portrayed roles for Filipino Masterpieces’ Darangen ni Bantugen, The Nutcracker, Paquita pas de deux, Black and White Swan pas de deux, Ali in Le Corsaire and several other principal roles.
Ian took time to share with us some of his thoughts portraying as one of the alternate dancers for Ballet Philippines’ Basilio in Don Quixote alongside Victor Maguad and recent international guest danseur Joseph Gatti. Re-staged by Adam Sage, Associate Artistic Director for Ballet Ph.
Photo Credit: Trixie Dauz