Mr. Etis began his training under one of the Philippines’ recognised artists, Girlie S. Royeca, at the Royeca School of Ballet in Davao City. She was instrumental in nurturing and guiding Mr. Etis and is responsible for putting him under the tutelage of Renown International Artistic Directors, Gregory Aaron and Nicolas Pacana.
He has danced numerous ballets such as Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, and The Little Mermaid. He has performed soloists and principal roles including The Nutcracker Prince, Love & Marriage in Back to the Fifties, Blue Bird and Jewel Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Arabian and Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Prince Siegfried in the Philippine premiere of Nicolas Pacana’s Swan Lake.
He won the regional NAMCYA for the second largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao, and went on to become one of only thirty finalists in Manila held at the world famous Cultural Center of the Philippines. Following the competition, he was promoted to Principal Dancer of Balletcenter Cebu.
A choreographer on the rise, he choreographed “Fantasy Garden” and “Summer Spectacular” for the Royeca School of Ballet. In 2012, he choreographed the contemporary piece “I’m With You” which was performed for NAMCYA which was held at the prestigious Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Mr. Etis is a superior dancer who has been dancing at Balletcenter Cebu for the last three years. He has taught all levels of dance and is presently Ballet Master to the professional company. He works closely with the directors in teaching, choreographing, planning the season and dancing as a Principal Dancer.