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Filipiniana Multicultural  Dance Troupe (FMDT)


The Filipiniana Multicultural Dance Troupe (FMDT), a non-profit organization, was launched on February 22, 2014 during its maiden performance at a community event in Lakewood, WA. It was formed to promote, preserve, and share their cultural heritage through the performing arts by showcasing cultural dances together with renditions of native songs depicting our Filipino cultural heritage, with occasional inclusion of other cultures’ dances, to showcase the group’s versatility and awareness of other cultures.


FMDT has performed in different cities in Pierce County and surrounding counties in various private, church, schools, and community events that include Ethnic Festival in Lacey, WA; Lakewood Sister Cities Cultural Events; Pista Sa Nayon and Pagdiriwang in Seattle; and Washington State Fair in Puyallup, WA.



Cecilia Filio leads this group of Filipino-Americans who share a common passion for dancing.  A retired school teacher from California, Cecilia admits that dancing keeps her alive and feels the need to share this vitality with the following dedicated FMDT members, namely; Carmenita and Tony Fontillas, Boni Pancho and Nitz Eligio, Irene and Robi Buenavista, Evangeline and Sat Ramento, Emma and Theodore Tayson, Rose and Dave Wilbur, Nick Cahanding, Betsy Nabors, Clemente Villalobos, and the newest member, Peter Sy. You can find them regularly rehearsing on Sundays and Thursdays at Pierce County Public Libraries. For inquiries, please send text message to Cecilia Filio at 253-279-0593.

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