Rudy De Dios
Rudy De Dios graduated as a dance major from the Philippine High School for the Arts. He was previously a company member of Ballet Philippines. He joined Ballet Manila as an apprentice in 2004. He completed the special Vaganova Method Master Class program conducted by visiting teacher Tatiana A. Udalenkova of the Academy of Russian Ballet (Vaganova Choreographic Institute).
His repertoire includes Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Le Corsaire (Conrad), Carmen (Don Jose), Don Quixote (Basilio), La Fille Mal Gardee (Colas), Giselle (Albrecht), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince), Sleeping Beauty (Florimund), La Bayadere, Pinocchio, The Swan, the Fairy and the Princess and Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Prinsipeng Ibon), Reve, Arnis, Dancing to Czerny, OFW and Reconfigured. The pas de deux Ilsa-Dyur was created for him and Lisa Macuja-Elizalde by Bam Damian.
He won the Best Modern Choreography in the Senior Division of the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 2008 for Solo Tango.He received the Outstanding Male Lead Performance for both Modern Dance and Classical Dance from the 2012 Gawad Buhay Awards for Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Ang Prinsipe ng mga Ibon) and Swan Lake, respectively. And in 2013, he was once again recognized by the Gawad Buhay Awards with the Best Male Lead Performance in a Classical Dance Production for Don Quixote.
His Solo Tango was chosen as Best Modern Choreography at the 2008 National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA), Senior Division. Along with Gerardo Francisco, he won first place as performer at the 2009 WifiBody Independent Contemporary Dance New Choreographers’ Competition for the piece Balikbayan (OFW).
De Dios was a semi-finalist in the 2nd Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, Choreography Division, held in China in July 2013.
He was part of the Ballet Manila tours in the US and Russia and the delegation to the 2006 Angkor-Gyeongju World Culture Expo in Cambodia, as well as the Gyeongju World Performing Arts Festival 2007 in Korea, the Nan-Ying International. Folklore Fest. 2007 in Taiwan, East Meets West in UK and Ireland, the 2011 Gyeongju World Culture Expo and the Andong Maskdance Festival 2011 in Korea and Flight! With Ballet Manila in Macau in 2013. Rudy was part of the BM delegation in AGP Flight 2015 Hong Kong and the 2015 Gyeongju Silk Road Festival in Korea. He has also performed in the AGP 2016 Winner's Gala in Hong Kong and was guest artist in the 2016 International Ballet Festival in Jurmala, Latvia.
De Dios was awarded with the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award by the City of Manila in June 2017.