Ea Torrado

Contemporary dance choreographer

She is an independent contemporary dancer-choreographer who had essayed principal and soloist roles in famous classical and contemporary full- length ballets, had toured extensively in the Philippines and abroad (USA, Russia, Europe, Scotland, Cambodia, Japan) with Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines and Dance Theatre of Tennessee and has worked with prestigious national and foreign dance teachers, mentors and choreographers. She also guest performs with Contemporary Dance Map Philippines, Dance Forum, Airdance, E-dance Theatre and Steps Dance Project.

She was a finalist at the WIFI BODY New Choreographers Competition in 2008 for her work, The Overture. This led to several commissions to choreograph: The Legs She Never Had in 2ndStep of WIFI BODY FESTIVAL 2009; Two of You in Ballet Philippines Neo-Filipino 2010: Dance in a Time of Change; Strings, a contemporary solo danced by the winner of NAMCYA Ballet Competition 2009, Veronica Ylagan, Trio, a neo-classical piece performed by Dance Theatre of Tennessee in August 2010 in its inaugural season production. She also choreographed a contemporary piece for The Cultural Center of The Phillipines Dance School, Cocoman, for University of The Philippines Dance Company, Dog Days Are Over, for E-dance Theatre Co., Mga Babae, and Forgiving Bathsheba and Touch for Contemporary Dance Map Gala in 2011 and 2012. She had choreographed for Seven Contemporary Dance Company in their production, 'Lust'.

She has been a faculty member of dance schools that groom promising scholars and students into professional level and had facilitated dance workshops outside Metro Manila. She was the ballet and contemporary dance teacher in The Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School, Ballet Manila School, Asian American Performing Arts Society and The Marie Eugenie Theatre of The Assumption.

In February 2013, Ea danced the title role in Daragang Magayon: Ang Istorya ni Mayon, an Albay Government and E-dance Theatre Company production at The Cultural Center of The Philippines Main Theater. She also directed and choreographed the dance theatre production, Dots in September 2013, Nga-nga for KARNABAL: A Def. Defying Festival and Sisa and Filipinas, commissioned works for The Lopez Museum and Library Exhibit, Complicated, which runs from February-August 2014. Ea participated in The South East Asia ChoreoLab in Malaysia in 2014 and her work Canton is a work-in-progress to be presented at The FRINGE Manila Arts festival in February 2015.

Ea is currently a member of World Dance Alliance- Philippines and Theatre Artists Guild.