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‘Gold’ consolidates Lisa Macuja’s achievements

LISA Macuja and Rudy de Dios in Romeo and Juliet

You got to hand it to Lisa Macuja. Most dancers at midlife and beyond reinvent themselves, explore new styles, redefine the meaning of dance in their lives and have choreographies made on them. But in the past few years, Macuja has gone the way of prima ballerinas in the past—performing the lead classical roles until their later years.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ballet Manila presents new works by British choreographers in ‘Two!’

Martin Lawrance with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and the working cast of “Misfit or Maverick”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

On the heels of her successful Gold birthday concert on October 4, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde segues into Ballet Manila’s next production dubbed “Two!:

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lisa Macuja celebrates the classics in 50th birthday concert

In 1984, Lisa Macuja (fifth from left) graduated at the top of her class from the Leningrad Choreographic Institute in Russia under the tutelage of her mentor Tatiana Udalenkova (center). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

With a grateful heart, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde presents a very special show to mark two significant milestones in her life – her 50th birthday and her 30th anniversary as a professional ballerina.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lisa Macuja lives up to title as ‘ballerina of the people’


If you’ve been getting eyestrain from the “Yolanda” postings on Facebook and frustrated by news of unwieldy rescue and relief operations, it might be a good idea to get a quick fix at the theater.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ballet Manila’s ‘Nutcracker,’ ‘La Bayadere’ to raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has announced that all proceeds from ticket sales to her “Swan Song Series” Year 3 shows will be donated to relief operations for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »