6 Millennials Bringing the Performing Arts to the Global Stage
October 1, 2018
Just last month, Lifestyle Asia released its newest coffee table book entitled “Millennials. Travel. Entertaining.” Inspired by a “curated Instagram feed,” we have curated photographs of outstanding travel stories, the most exemplary parties in town, and millennials who are making a difference in the world through the lives they chose to live.
The fifth chapter of the book focuses on millennials who are bringing the performing arts to the global stage. We have compiled singers, models, actors, DJs, beauty queens, dancers and thespians, who are hard workers, and we feel embodies what it means to have Pinoy pride.
Scroll down to see a sneak peek of our book, featuring six excellent millennials chosen amongst hundreds that populate our pages. To read more and to see the complete list, you can purchase the “Lifestyle Asia’s Millennials. Travel. Entertaining” coffee table book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or on our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.
The youngest Principal Dancer in Ballet Manila, Katharine knew that ballet was her calling as a child. “I begged my parents to sign me up for ballet lessons at the age of two,” she says. When she was told that she was too young, she patiently waited for her third birthday to ask again. She moved to the Philippines at the age of 18 to dance with Ballet Manila because of the company’s strict adherence to the Vaganova technique. Recently, she won the Silver Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition, gaining praise from such luminaries like former American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Julie Kent.
Kat is the managing partner of Third Culture Music + Media, which she founded, director at Wonderfruit, touted as one of the world’s best festivals for bringing together social responsibility and fun. While the interests seem disparate, she sees otherwise. “It is a mistake to confuse business with creativity,” Kat explains, “The two are not mutually exclusive. You need to have creativity in business to maintain a competitive edge and engage your target audience to remain relevant.”
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Marlon Stockinger loves the fast life. The award-winning race car driver competed at the Croft Circuit in 2010 and finished first place, becoming the first Filipino ever to win a formula one race in Europe. He competed at the GP3 Series in 2012, also finishing first at the Monaco-based race. Today, he drives for the Lotus F1 Team. When not on the track, Marlon is also a model who has multiple brand endorsements.
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Mito Fabie, or more famously known as Curtismith to the general public, is one of the country’s upcoming rappers and musicians. His distinct brand of music sounds international, allowing local music lovers and millennials to easily resonate with him. He has also branched out as an entrepreneur, recently opening Sabong Friend Chicken in La Union to the pleasure of suffers and foodies alike.
Beauty queen Pia Wurtzbach made history when she became the third Filipina to win Miss Universe in 2015. Three years after, Pia still remains to be as busy as ever. In 2017 she signed a contact with the Miss Universe Organization to continue her work in HIV awareness. She has also pursued a career in show business, appearing the film My Perfect You alongside Gerald Anderson, which was released March of this year.
Rafa Siguion-Reyna was bitten by the acting bug as a child, when he had a small part in Abot Kamay ang Pangarap, directed by his father, Carlos Siguion-Reyna. But he didn’t seriously think of it as a career until after he graduated from New York University. He started doing workshops at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Upon returning home to the Philippines, he started appearing in TV shows and performing in plays and musicals to hone his craft, the most notable of which was Saturday Night Fever. He has appeared in a number of independent movies, including this year’s Goyo, in which he played the role of Gregorio de Pillar’s brother.