Groups 2020

Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company

The Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company is a home grown folk dance troupe form the province of Leyte, Philippines. It was organized In 1961 by Teresita V. PH, composed of young high schools and college students from the different colleges and universities of the region. Artistic director is Melissa Braga Montilla.

The Dance Troupe received a GAWD Award from Cultural Center of the Philippines, one of the very prestigious high awards for artist, for its great contribution to the country on the preservation and promotion of Philippines Culture and Tradition. 

Since its founding, the dance troupe had performed in 37 countries in Middle East, South America, United States of America, Europe and South East Asia. Leyte Kalipayan is the very first dance troupe who ever performed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Their latest international performances are their two months tours in United States of America in 2018, and World Flora Expo in Taichung, Taiwan in 2019. 

In 2016 Leyte Kalipayan has been recognized by World Dance Organization, and now included on the list as one of the best dance companies in the world.