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FCS Kalahi Cultural Dance Ensemble
By Bennyroyce Royon

FCS Kalahi Dance Ensemble is a Filipino American folk dance troupe for children and adults at the Filipino Community of Seattle. As an intergenerational performance group, FCS Kalahi celebrates and shares the rich Philippine culture through dance, music, and audience participation. The group has performed at festivals, senior care facilities, public & private school events, and more throughout the Puget Sound region. FCS Kalahi also promotes family participation and involvement through rehearsals, performances, community events, and volunteer opportunities. This is a tuition-free program that welcomes students ages 5 and up.


Born in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, Bennyroyce studied Filipino folk dances at a young age. After moving to the US, he went on to study dance at The Juilliard School in NYC. He has performed on Broadway, and has toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe. An award-winning choreographer, he has created original works for professional ballet companies, dance colleges, and schools. He is the Founder & Producing Artistic Director of BENNYROYCE DANCE, a project-based contemporary dance company. Bennyroyce is passionate about performing arts, education, and community building through dance.  Bennyroyce is the Artist in Residence and the Social, Arts, and Culture Program Manager of the Filipino Community of Seattle.

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