Philippine Ballet Theatre: Triumphs, Tales, and the Soaring Spirit of 2024

The Philippine Ballet Theatre's triumphant journey, overcoming formidable obstacles and enduring hardships, stands as a testament to the unwavering spirit that echoes the revolutionary ethos of its founders. This company, characterized by its boldness, bravery, and beauty, persistently dreams and fights, tirelessly working to turn aspirations into reality.


In 2023, the Company celebrated a remarkable resurgence from the pandemic, a testament to their revolutionary spirit and the visionary leadership of Artistic Director Ronilo Jaynario. They demonstrated their sustained prominence in the industry by concluding the season with the warmly received Filipino ballet "Ibalon," a dynamic U.S. tour, and the perennial favorite, "The Nutcracker." As they embark on the journey of 2024, the company remains steadfast, ready to soar to new heights.


The Philippine Ballet Theatre joyfully unveils its dynamic 38th season, themed "Ablaze." Initiating the season with the premiere of a new Filipino ballet, "Sarimanok," the company invites audiences to witness this production that is poised to soar, revealing the exquisite tapestry of our culture.

“Sarimanok” is a dance of culture and myth. “Sarimanok” is a bird in Filipino Mindanao mythology. The magical bird with its majestic colors is the center of a love story between a mortal and a moon goddess.

This mythical creature, renowned for its vibrant feathers and captivating presence, takes center stage in a ballet that transcends the boundaries of time and culture. The ballet will be choreographed by the same creative team of “Ibalon”. Artistic Director Ronilo Jaynario will be choreographing the ballet with the music of Paulo Zarate. It is slated to premiere in early July.


“Music in Motion”, PBT’s second offering will be a mixed bill program of neoclassical works by artistic director Ronilo Jaynario with the music of maestro Raul Sunico. It will be a blend of familiar Filipino music brought to life through Philippine Ballet Theatre’s exquisite dancing. A flurry of emotions and diverse movement all packed in one show. In a dinner and dance format, this season offering is set to be performed sometime in September.

PBT will end their season with their crowd pleaser. “Nutcracker” is a tradition that is hard to resist. It not only serves as a ballet that ushers in the holiday spirit, it also serves as PBT’s advocacy project. With a cast of 100 dancers, it is able to educate young dancers from different schools regarding the remarkable discipline of ballet.


With a renewed passion for their advocacy, PBT will try to keep their fire burning for their advocacies. As of date they are scheduled to go on a local tour including Legaspi, Bicol, and Bacolod. The number of tour dates are increasing in number as we speak. The Company is also scheduled to go on an international tour this coming October to select cities in the United States of America.

Much has been accomplished but more is to be achieved. PBT is excited to engage with a wider range of audiences this 2024.

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