SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe
Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance Troupe is a student-based performing arts dance group of the Filipino American Student Association at the University of Washington. Taking our name from a Filipino word meaning "dance," Sayaw shares and celebrates the stories of the rich heritage and culture of the Philippines through the artistic expression of dance. While striving to give Filipino Americans the opportunity to gain knowledge and awareness of their cultural heritage, Sayaw has also grown into a great community resource to learn and appreciate traditional Filipino culture, art, folklore, and history. Highlights include performing at NW Folklife Festival, Festal Pagdiriwang, Pista Sa Nayon, KCTS9's No Passport Required, STG Presents Global Party, Peace Arch Park Summer Concert Series, Seafair Torchlight Parade, and Filipino Heritage Night with the Seattle Mariners. Led by co-instructors Liezel Moraleja Hackett and Patrick Pineda.
Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance Troupe 2022-23: Jess Gonzaga (Sayaw Coordinator), Leia Alvarado, Madison Calma, Kristina Canonizado, Diana Caoagdan, Delano Cordova, Grace Declines, Alfred Escorpiso, Gabriel Go, Leah Huff, Chloe Lagadon, Karla Rae Nacis, Felomino Paez, Sierra Paine, Jarmaine Santos, Angeluis Balboa Saya, Brenner Tahimic, Victor Tobias, Kathy Yabes