Lisa Teresita Pacheco Macuja-Elizalde is a Prima Ballerina. In 1984, she became the first Filipina prima ballerina, and first foreign soloist to ever join the Kirov Ballet. Wikipedia

Born3 October 1964 (age 53 years), Manila



Personifies Philippine ballet

 Ballet’s one and only pop star.

– Successfully brought a dance form associated with the elite to all citizens with her company, Ballet Manila.

 Her award-winning radio show “Art 2 Art” on DZRH, covering 97 percent of the country.

She has garnered international acclaim for the country, starring in performances all over the world.

-Acclaimed and multi-awarded prima ballerina.

– Founding her own ballet company Ballet Manila.

World performer.

National icon.


– Title as the Ballerina of the People.

Prima Ballerina.

-Artistic Director.


 Kirov Ballet.(SOLO WORK)

Served as Artistic Director of the Ballet Manila.

In 2007, she began hosting a Manila Broadcasting Company radio show called Art 2 Art.

“Flight” ballets, Ballet Manila’s 22nd.

– Traveled the Philippines to stage over 4,100 free ballet performances in 47 cities enthralling a diverse audience from street children and orphans, to NGOs, to priests and nuns, and more.


Filipinas have an innate sense of musicality and artistry, and they are very, very emotional. A lot of Filipinos, they perform as if it’s the last performance of their life… and that really adds a lot of magic to the performance.”



Lisa as The Girl in Sergey Vikulov’s world premiere of Night in Ballet Manila’s 12th season opener of Halo-Halo 2



Lisa with the beginner scholars of Ballet Manila



Lisa posing for “Swan Song Series”





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