Founder and Choreographer
Member and Choreographer
Lyceum Spartans Dance Troupe
Member and Captain and Rehearsal Master (2010-2013)
Lyceum Spartans Pep Squad
Member and Stunts and Pyramids Captain (2010-2012)
Trace Dance Company
Paui candidly remembers how he started dancing. He signed up for what he thought was a chorale audition back in college, and the next thing he knew he was lining up for a dance troupe casting. He decided to push through with the auditions and much to his surprise became one of the then newcomers of the Lyceum Spartans Dance Troupe.
But it was only when a friend, Darryl de Borja, showed Paui a video clip of Kaba Modern’s performance that he truly found his niche. His attention was drawn to Cindy Minowa and to her distinct style—waacking.
He pursued training and improving on his newfound preference, and was finally given a chance to showcase his style when he was trusted a segment in the LSDT’s Groovemania. He later banked on this experience when he was later given a shot by his coaches Nestey Gamilla and Wymer Sagenes to choreograph a waacking segment for LSDT’s Skechers Street Dance Battle 6 routine. Paui thought it was a really big opportunity, and that one experience among many that followed molded him to be the choreographer he now has become.
Exposed in the world of dance and competitions especially in the metro, and being recognized by dancers in the metro and in the south alike, Paui felt overwhelmed and challenged at the same time. He then started taking dance classes in Manila and stepped out of his comfort zone despite it being his biggest challenge. He also started immersing himself with styles of different crews such as those of United101, Plus Ten, A2DC, and recently Auxbeat Dance Company.
Paui’s biggest inspirations, Cindy Minowa, Gigi Torres, Kyle Hanagami, and Parris Goebel, are also his fiercest competition. He aspires to go big in the dance community, and these choreographers and dancers are on top of his “to-beat” list.