John Paul de guzman Ortenero

  • Taguig City Philippines
John Paul de guzman Ortenero

A striving performing artist who desires to fully utilize his gifts and abilities in sharing the joy of movement and dance.

Dance Experiences

• Steps Dance Studio Full Scholar (2013-2015): trained in Classical & Modern Ballet, Jazz, Street Dance, and Pilates for Dancers
• attended master classes by former/current principal dancers like Nicolas Pacaña, Atlanta Ballet; Christine Rojas, Joffrey Ballet, Paul Ocampo & Chien-Ying Wang, Ballet Philippines & Ohio State University, Ryan Ocampo & Juan Eymar, Dutch National Ballet, Verna Fajilan, Ballet Philippines & Jean M. Wong School of Ballet in Hong Kong
• had the privilege to work with high-caliber choreographers and talented teachers such as:
Bernadette Llabres-Valeriano (Ballet), Brando Miranda (Ballet & Pilates for Dancers), Cecile Sicangco (Ballet), Christopher Rey Nocon (Contemporary), Elena Laniog-Alvarez (Contemporary), Guillaume Morgan (Contemporary), James Laforteza (Jazz), Jeffrey Floyd Espejo (Ballet), Julie Alagde-Carretas (Modern Ballet), Julie Plummer (Latin Ballroom), Jun Saagundo (Modern Ballet), Marion Ignacio (Ballet), and Vivian Zapanta (Stott Pilates)






  • performed as dancer in Steps Dance Studio's 19th-21st Summer Dance Concert (2013-2015) with repertoires ranging from Classical Ballet, Modern Ballet, Jazz, to Street dance
  • was part of the delegation which won 1st Place in the 2014 Philippine Dance Cup-Classical Ballet and Modern Ballet Category
  • currently taking Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Vocational Ballet Advanced 1 Level
  • recently finished Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Vocational Graded Examinations for Advanced Foundation with "Distinction"
  • experience in Latin Ballroom (Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, & Jive)


  • attended basic acting workshops under Julliard Alumna,  Ana Valdes Lim (Jun 2014 - Mar 2015)
  • as "Seymour" in Assumption College's Broadway 8 (Feb 2015)
  • as "Paris" and "Ensemble" in METTA - Assumption College-Performing Arts' production of Romeo and Juliet (Jan 2015)

Choral Singer

  • choir member since high school and volunteered for over 10 years with the Maryknoll Sanctuary Choir of Baguio City, a community choir
  • has performed in various choral concerts alongside the Philippine Madrigal Singers (Madz), Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), and the Madz Et. Al., a network of choirs who gather regularly for festivals and workshops
  • Finalist, Mixed Choir Category in National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 2002

Stage Management

  • Assistant Stage Manager for Properties (ASM for Props) for METTA - Assumption College-Performing Arts' production of Romeo and Juliet (Jan 2015)
  • Assistant Stage Manager for Costume for Steps Dance Project's Mall Tours: "Pepe's Secret Christmas", (2013); "Frankly Speaking" (2014)

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2014 - Mar 2015

Assistant Stage Manager (Project-based)

Assumption College, Marie Eugenie Theater of the Assumption (METTA)
  • Assist the Stage Manager with all of his responsibilities which include but not limited to attending production meetings, running rehearsals, clerical organization, and ensuring smooth execution of performances