Arnie Umayam

Artist, Art Director, and Designer in Karen, Kenya

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Currently the head teacher and chroeographer of The Academy of Dance and Art located at Karen Nairobi, Kenya. Studied at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Major in Technical Theater. He started his dancing career in Teatro Baile De Cavite in 1999 and took his formal training in classical ballet, contemporary and choreography. Awarded as one of the Most Oustanding Young Performing Artist of Cavite in 2002 and performed in numerous ballet productions and concerts. In 2004, he was a company member of Filipinescas Dance Company directed by Philippines National Artist for Dance; Leonor Orosa-Goquingco. In 2009 Arnie joined as a member of AIRDANCE the leading contemporary dance company in the Philippines. He performed in "Flow a celebration of life and Dance; Philippines Premier Dance Musical ". His recent performances were in "WiFi" Contemporary Dance Festival at Cultural Center of The Philippines, "Windows to Paradise" with Ballet Philippines, Ramon Ubusan Folkloric Dance, and Tanghalang Pilipino under The Department of Tourism Philippines and "Around the World in Eighty Days" Musicale - Asian tour under ABA Productions Hongkong. Some of his major and full length choreographic works are "May Day Eve" of Philippine Opera Company, "Hukuman ni Sinukuan"of Tanghalang Pilipino, "Zodiac 1 Tale of Prometheus and Pandora" by METTA. He recently choreographed the recitals and shows of The Academy of Dance and Art Kenya, and showcased his choreography for the "Mamamia" of KADS in February 2017. Aside from choreographing various productions for theater companies, dance companies, universities and dance schools in the Philippines, Arnie is also known as a Lighting Designer and a Technical Director.

  • Work
    • The Academy of Dance and Art
  • Education
    • De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde