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Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen

PROF. BANAUE MICLAT-JANSSEN is a pure Filipino born in Beijing, China. She credits her heritage to make her heir to a unique tradition that provides intensity to her craft as an artist.

Banaue’s first stage performance was as a nine-year-old ballet dancer inCollezioné ’89, a recital with Philippine National Artist for Dance, Leonor Orosa-Goquingco’s “Ben-Lor Ballet”. She was introduced to the Asian performing arts of dance, song, and spoken word through the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s workshop production of Ramayana/Radiya Mangandiri in 1992.

Banaue went on to obtain a B.A. in Theater Arts under the tutelage of Professor Emeritus Tony Mabesa, at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting (MFA in Acting, a terminal degree) at the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (Brooklyn College-CUNY).

As a professional performer, Banaue has had several nominations from various award-giving bodies in the Philippines and around the world; has won two Aliw Awards for Best Performance for a New Concept Production, a Best Actress Award for the Metropolitan Opera Getty Awards for Supernumeraries for “Salome” in 2009, and a Best Actress citation for NYU’s First Run Film Festival for Clarissa de los Reyes’ “Giving Care.”

Banaue is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, College of Arts and Letters in UP Diliman.



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