Photo by Jasmine Lynea

Ani Gavino/ Malayaworks

Annielille Gavino, affectionately known as Ani ( meaning "Harvest" in her native tongue, Hiligaynon) is a native of the Philippines. Annielille is a movement artist, choreographer, teaching artist, mother and community organizer. She immigrated to the United States in 2000, and since then, has worked with legendary choreographers such as Katherine Dunham, Donald McKayle, Baba Chuck Davis, and many others. She danced with international modern dance companies such as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dallas Black Dance Theater and Kun Yang- Lin/ Dancers. As an interdisciplinary dance maker, she uses dance as a storytelling element for cultural connection, resistance, spiritual journeys, and community engagement. Her works have been supported by Dance Place, Fleisher Art Memorial, Barnes Foundation, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Small But Mighty Arts, Asian Arts Initiative, Fairmount Parks Conservancy, Dance Place, Bartram's Garden and more. Annielille is passionate about bringing Filipino Americans in Philadelphia together and is looking forward to her next project, “Patawili", a ritual celebration of Filipino food, dance, language, and storytelling.

Past Classes & Events

[Postponed] Movement Research at the Judson Church

March 16, 2020