Cynty M. Chang was born in City of Koronadal, South
Cotabato Philippines. She and her family migrated to the
US in 2013.Cynty is a freshman at Oceanside High School
and a member of the OHS Show Choir that recently won First
Place in Music in the Park competition held in El Dorado
High School, Placentia, California. Cynty loves singing
CULTURAL DANCE GROUP
FACO CULTURAL DANCE GROUP is composed of members and volunteers
of the Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO). In
pursuit of one of the association's missions in promoting
the Philippine culture, the members and volunteers volunteered
their time and talent to act as ambassadors of the association
and help the organization raise funds for its projects like
college scholarships, supporting public libraries, senior
centers and fellow Filipinos who need help in the Philippines.
They believe that through their dance, they can spread goodwill
to the community and be instrumental to the good causes
of this association.
The selected FACO Cultural Dancers will perform the Philippine
folk dance "Salakot" interwoven with flare of
zumba and modern dance. Salakot is the Filipino word for
a wide-brimmed hat used by farmers and ladies to protect
them from the heat of the sun. This time, it will be used
with sexy and catchy moves to the delight of the audience.
Performers are (in alphabetical order): Enri Fulmore (chair),
Belle Limoge (co-chair), and the two very talented and newest
members of the Cultural Dance Group, Jennifer Tettleton
and Janice Ureta-Sanchez.
Performance: SALAKOT Fusion - Music: "Love me Right"
by the Swag Geeks & Brook Penning
Choreography: Belle Limoge
Fulmore has been a Fil-Am member since 1992. She is the
Chairman and co-choreographer for Fil-Am cultural dance
Enri is a cultural dancer from 4th grade to college. In
her senior in high school, she was one of the dancers in
"Kamandag" which was shown at the Cultural Center
of the Philippines. She graduated with Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration, major in Accounting at Polytechnic
University of the Philippines (PUP).
Limoge is the secretary of the association and co-chair
/choreographer of the Fil-Am cultural dance group. Dancing,
singing and theatre arts will always be her passion. At
a tender age of 8, she used to sing, dance and act on TV
(Channel 7's Eskuwelahang Munti) and was always a part of
school's musical program, competition and church choir.
She graduated from the University of the Philippines (UP)
Diliman and has been one of the regular performers of the
UP Mobile Theatre under the directorship of Wilfrido Ma.
Guerrero, hailed as National Artist for Theatre. She used
to perform cultural dances in the Philippines from elementary
to her adult years, last one was when she went to Sweden
as Philippine representative of Rotary International's Group
Study Exchange Program. She loves to dance to stay vibrant
and healthy, and is a zumba enthusiast.
Janice just recently moved to the US this April. She is
the newest member of FACO Cultural Dance Group and just
recently married. In the Philippines, she is very much involved
in dancing, her passion. In fact, she was formerly the ANIC
Cavite Dance coordinator, member of Manila Cultural Dance
Group and BCC Ethnic Dance Group in Baguio. She fully equips
herself with dance training through attending seminars in
the Philippines like Redeem Dance Symposium in Manila and
Kaloob Cultural Dance in Manila. She also attended dance
schooling at STAIRS in Manila. She is willing to share her
dance prowess and knowledge with the FIL-AM Cultural Dance
JENNIFER TETTLETON joined the FIL-AM Cultural Dance Group
this year. She is a registered nurse who has three (3) lovely
children. She used to join school dance activities during
her younger years. She is a former aerobics instructor and
Naima Ghail Manialong was born in
September 27, 2006 in Tarlac, Philippines.She is 7 years old
and a 1st grader from Richland Elementary School in San Marcos.
Naima loves singing ,drawing and dancing. Her favorite artist
is Taylor Swift and she wants to be a singer someday.
"Mikayla" Nang is currently fifth grade student
and has been consistently on the honor roll at St. Joseph's
Academy in San Marcos. "Mikayla" lives in Carlsbad,
CA with her family. Her father, Ron, is an air-traffic controller
supervisor and her mother, Marie, owns and operates a Kumon
Math and Reading Center in Carlsbad and Encinitas. Mikayla
has an older sister "Monique" and a younger brother
"Mateo". Mikayla loves to dance and sing. Her favorite
sports are volleyball and soccer. Mikayla's favorite subject
is math and reading. . She is taking voice lessons under Debbie
Nicastro. Thank you so much Ms. Debbie!
SONG : "Bumitaw"
Tagalog Version of Frozen's "Let it Go"
Daughter of Nelson & Delia Serquina
She started singing when she was 4 years old.
Her achievements are:
- 1st runner up Little Miss Fil-Am 2009 & Best Talent
- Little Miss Fil-Am 2010 and Best Talent, Best Gown winner
- 2nd place winner for singing competition at San Diego County
sponsored by Seafood City, National City. San Diego.
- She got accepted for auditioning singing competition at
- 3rd grade honor student Guajome Primary Park Academy.
SONG: From a
Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson
Lazaga has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
from St. Paul College of Manila. She is also a certified
Medical Assistant. She works as Financial Technician. She
is also a Divisional Timekeeper, Group Administrator for
Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) Approving official for 4 (four)
purchase cardholders. She received her fifteen-year service
award as a Federal employee two years ago. She was nominated
Junior Civilian of the quarter, 3rd Quarter CY 2012. She
has always been interested in Fitness. She started participating
in Zumba classes three years ago. She has been a certified
Zumba instructor for Basic steps level 1 and Zumba Gold.
A N D
LIMOGE, a zumba enthusiast and dancer/choreographer
of the FACO cultural dance group. She is also the current
secretary of the association, FACO. Belle was born and raised
in the Philippines. She graduated from the University of
the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City and has been
involved in performing arts, especially theatre during her
college days. She has her own import business here and a
manufacturing firm in the Philippines. Her passion for dancing
starts way back when she was a child as she performs in
school and TV at times, and even now, at 50-something, her
craze for dancing never wanes. Dancing, her happy pill,
is her secret to feeling young and healthy. She also got
her certification as a zumba instructor.
PERFORMANCE : ZUMBA - Music:
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Choreography : Jackie Lazaga
GOT NEXT Group Performers
We Got Next is
a Mighty 4 Arts Foundation (501c3 NonProfit Cultural Arts
Organization) program that provides Hip Hop Education for
Youth Development. Their website is : http://www.wegotnextsd.com/
To engage youth of all backgrounds and cultivate individual
potential through creative arts and education.
WHO WE ARE:
We Got Next believes in every child's creative potential
to be the best they can be, regardless of his or her background.
As a community-oriented organization, we aim to empower
the youth by providing healthy, collaborative, and engaging
learning environments in which their talents, creativity
and character are fostered through arts education.
WHAT WE DO:
Our program is dedicated to teaching creative and visual
arts, with a focus on dance, to youth between ages 5 and
18 (grades K-12). We provide various workshops, events,
jams, and teaching opportunities with an ontological focus;
not only do we teach "how" to do things, we also
focus on "why".
Student in Hip Hop culture & started breakin' since
Currently reps Cypher City Kids.
Engages in community outreach with We Got next!
Student in Hip Hop culture & started breakin' since
2011. Currently reps Cypher City Kids.
Engages in community outreach with We Got Next!