J.J. Early Years

J.J. Education

J.J. Achievements

J.J. Masterpiece

J.J. Children

People behind
Noordin Alcantara Jumalon
  • Third to the youngest of the 8 Jumalon children
  • Graduated B.S. Geology at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City.
  • Took ballet lessons at the Ballet Center Cebu under Mme. Fe Sala Villarica.
  • The first Filipino ballet scholar to Russia. He studied at Moscow's State Institute for Theatre Arts of Lunacharsky (GITIS), specializing in Classical Ballet Pedagogy and also Character Dances from 1973 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1979, respectively.
  • Subsequent dance pedagogy studies followed at the Western Michigan University, Beijing Dance Academy, and locally, with the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD). Noordin was in the pioneering batch that completed the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management in October 2001.
  • For the CCP Summer Dance Workshops and December Evaluation Programs between 1997 and 2009, he created five original full-length Filipino environmental and value-oriented ballets entitled: "A Forest Tale," "A Garden Tale, An Urban Tale," "Starzan - Gubatman," "Under the Sea," and "Baroque Fantasque." He had restaged for BP "Les Sylphides" (1995), full-length ballets - "The Nutcracker" (1997) and "Giselle" (1999, and for Ballet Center Cebu City "The Sleeping Beauty" (2004).
  • Noordin was actively involved in the Praise Ballet of the Cathedral of Praise since 1986 as director and choreographer.
  • He had served as Testing Officer/Assessor of TESDA from 1995 to 2004 and as a member of the Execon of the National Committee on Dance of the NCCA from 2001-2004.
  • Noordin was co-author of the Philippine Ballet Syllabus Volumes I and II.
  • He was awarded the Cebu City Charter's Individual Achiever's Award on Arts and Culture on February 24, 2004.
  • Noordin was appointed Director for Ballet Philippines (BP) training arm - the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School (CCPDS) in 1996 after having been its Principal since 1986. He had been a BP member from 1980-1988, and hence one of its coach/ballet masters. He became Acting Artistic Director of BP from August 1999 to August 2000.
  • He was CCP Dance School Director until he passed away in September 2011 due to kidney failure.
  • To commemorate his achievements, CCP is offering scholarship for gifted dancers.
  • Noordin is married to Fe Gloria Collantes of Manila. They have two children.