Jemuel B. Garcia, Jr.

Field of Study / Research: PhD Critical Dance Studies

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Program - Students


Philippine Affiliation: West Visayas State University, La Paz, Iloilo City

U.S. Affiliation: University of California, Riverside, CA

Educational Attainment:

Post Graduate:           Master in Physical Education (Dance Stream), College of PESCAR, West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, 2014

Undergraduate:          Bachelor of Physical education (double major in sports and dance, minor in music), College of PESCAR, West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, 2005-2009, Magna cum laude

Secondary:                  Regional Science High School for Region VI, Old Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan, 2001-2005, Salutatorian

Elementary:                Banga Elementary School, Banga, Aklan, 1994-2000, Valedictorian

Awards and Recognition
  • Champion, National Folk Dance Competition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2017)
  • Champion, Sayaw Pinoy Dance Competition (2012)
  • Champion, Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta Mardi Gras Competition (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Champion, Masskara sa Sulay Basya Festival Mardi Gras Competition (2009-2014)
  • Choreographer, ASEAN Youth Grand Performance Night, Bangkok, Thailand (2014)
  • Champion, ILOPRISAA Modern Standard Competition (2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • Champion, Iloilo Integrated Meet Modern Standard Competition (2008)
Philippine Youth Delegate
  • ASEAN Diversity Summit, Bangkok Thailand (2014)
  • JENESYS-ASEAN OCEANIAN Cultural Exchange, Tokyo/Nagasaki, Japan (2013)
  • BAYER Young Environmental Envoy to Leverkusen, Germany (2008)
Sports (As Coach/Trainer)
  • 1st runner up, National SCUAA Olympics, Sepak Takraw (2015)
  • Champion, Regional SCUAA Olympics, Sepak Takraw (2015)
  • 2nd runner up, Regional SCUAA Olympics, Sepak Takraw (2012-2014)
  • Presenter, 1st National Dance Research Convention, Manila (2017)
  • Best Presenter, National Research Competition for Theory Building Category, Tacloban City (2015)
  • Published 3 researches in dance, 1 research on pedagogy and 2 researches in sports
  • Recipient of various awards in the College Press Conference and Awards Region VI (2006-2015) including Best Sports Writer, Best Copy Editor, PIA Iwag Awardee for Excellence in Campus Journalism, Best Literary Folio, Best Online Content, Best Newspaper & Best Magazine
  • Recipient, Graciano-Lopez-Jaena Award for Excellence in Creative Writing (2009)
Performing Arts
  • Champion, Regional Culture and the Arts Festival, Short/Sweet Plays Competition (2016) and National Finalist (2016)
  • 2nd place, Regional Culture and the Arts Festival, Short/Sweet Plays Competition (2015)
  • Recipient, Allegre-Abelardo Ledesma Award for Excellence in Culture and the Arts (2008)
  • Most Favorite Teacher, WVSU Teacher’s Day 2016
  • Best Supporting Teacher, WVSU Teacher’s Day 2015
  • 1st runner up, Regional Search for Best Extension program (2012)
  • Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines-Region 6 and National TOSP Top 30 (2009)
  • Lifetime Member, Philippine Folk Dance Society
  • Member, Iloilo Choreographers Guild
  • Regional Chairman (2012-2016), TOSP VICTORS Alumni Community
  • Choreographer, Irong Irong Dance Company, Grupo Del Oeste of WVSU
  • Faculty, WVSU
  • Accredited Level B Dance Trainer
Had trainings/workshops/exposure/formal classes in kinesiology; qualitative research writing; ethnic, rural and social dances; ballet; jazz; contemporary; dance sport (Modern Standard and Latin-American disciplines); hip-hop; photography; acting; script writing; theater; Sepak Takraw and Swimming coaching and officiating; voice; choreography; developmental journalism; creative writing; APA style editing; special PE; test, measurement and evaluation; K12 PE SHS implementation; visual arts; volunteer experiences with indigenous people, GK communities and various NGO’s on education.