Ano ang maipapayo mo sa mga kabataan upang ganahan at mas mahasa ang kanilang talento at kakayahan? I always believed that talent is God given. If you have it, nurture it. If you don't have it but the passion is there, go to the best teacher who can help bring out the best in you. Skills can be learned but without the heart, talent is useless.
Diana is a freelance actress, model, voice talent, and musical theater teacher, production manager and director. As a director, she works at Moviestar's Cafe directing shows like The Greatest Showman, Naruto Shipudden, Frozen, Cats, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, among others. She has directed for companies like PAGCOR, MPTC, Podium Mall, SM Malls, Playshop, WDMC events, among others. She started theater in 1997 after graduating from college. In 1999, she joined the CCP Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company under Nonon Padilla. She has worked with other theater companies like PETA, Gantimpala Theater foundation, Musikat, Resorts World, UPCIS, among others. She has performed in a wide array of plays, as varied as Shakespeare to Moliere, Farcical to Drama, Brecht to Comedia del’ arte, Broadway to Filipino Musicals, Noh dance to Komedya.
She trained the Noh dance under Mr. Naohiko Umewaka and Dr. Amparo Umali. For UPCIS, she played Putri Anak: Isang komedya as Putri Anak as part of the ASEAN 50th celebration in 2017. As a visual artist, she started painting in January 2016 when she enrolled in Mr. Fernando Sena's art workshop.
She is currently a member of the Philippine Pastel Artists and the Portrait Artists Society of the Philippines art group, an art group founded by Mr. Romulo Galicano. Her latest group art exhibit was for the Art Tabang exhibit held in Cebu City, Manila Art and PASPI's Portrait of Nature exhibit 1 and 2. She was also part of the Artist's Hands: From Stage to Canvas Exhibit which was held in Solaire Resorts and Casino with other colleagues in the theatre and TV who also dabbles in painting. She was also part of SANGBALIKAT, a group exhibit with other visual artists headed by Mr. Fernando Sena.
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