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THE FIRST FILIPINA MS. CHATELAINE IN 80 YEAR HISTORY!

22 Mar

chatelainecover Di1 Di2My Mom had stacks of Chatelaine Magazines growing up, so when Danya Cohen at the mag said she wanted to feature me as April 2013’s Ms. Chatelaine, I was tickled pink!  I came back home to Toronto from New York four years ago hoping that my home country would know about me as much as the rest of the world does and now here we are…  Chatelaine is the top selling women’s magazine in Canada with half a million monthly subscribers.

I am honored and also pleased to know that I am the FIRST FILIPINA MS. CHATELAINE in the 80-year history of the magazine.

Thank you to Roberto Caruso photographer and Erik his assistant,  editor Alex Laws and writer Danya Cohen for putting this fabulous 2-page article together.  WOW!

Jacket by NorBlackNorWhite
Bra by Michi New York
Leggings from Leah McFly
Sneakers Limited Edition Basquiat Reeboks
Necklace by Little Burgundy

 

SHOUTS OUT TO MY PARENTS MR. AND MRS. REYES MY SISTER ANGELA – MY BOO BIG NORM AND MY PARTNER IN CRIME JOJO DANCER ❤

Video

My House Freestyle Video!

18 Jan

A lot of peeps have been asking me to post vids so here is the first of several:

Di x Shirls win first ever House battle on #NMLBattlez on MuchMusic

11 Aug


Yesterday was a big day for UrGirlShirls and I as we won the first ever House Dance battle on #NMLBattlez on MuchMusic’s New Music Live!  Thank you so much to Janet Castillo and Lenny Len who continue to encourage me to put myself out there to inspire through House Dance, as well as the incomparable Producer Romeo Candido (who also directed and wrote Prison Dancer) and Jojo Dancer – my favorite kuya who continues to push me and inspire me towards greatness.

Shirley – you are also an inspiration – thanks for being a good student and working as hard as you did for this battle.  We make a great team.  Dancer/Artists for LIFE!  Ma-Gic.

Tafiya and BJ, you guys gave us a run for our prize – it’s beautiful and spiritual to watch you both dance.
Above are some photos that were taken by various people – Shirley’s uber supportive bro Mugabi “Bboy Metaflex” snapped lots of shots of us and posted them – thank you!  We also caught Phoebe Dykstra in the bathroom woohoo (she luved us) and…  Just how many Pinoys can you fit on the MuchMusic stage?!  *thanks Romeo*  The guest judge was Keisha Chante – I appreciated your honesty booboo.

 

HERE IS OUR PROFILE VIDEO ON NEWMUSICLIVE.CA!  http://www.newmusiclive.ca/nml-battlez-house-dancers-meet-ladies-first/

Di!

THE JUMP OFF!

22 Jun

THIS SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

http://youtu.be/ZSco-XT3k70 

 

JOJO Dancer Production and Fly Lady DiPresents:The Jump Off Dance Battle (1on1)

HIP HOP | HOUSE | WAACKINGWhen – June 24th 2012
Time – 5-11pm
Venue – Barn 418 Church Street
Music by DJ Sumation
Hosted by David Forteau

Judges

Caleaf Sellers – Dance Fusion/MOP TOP New York

Jojo Dancer – Over The Influence(VC)/Disco Love
Child(TO)/House of La Douche(VC)
/Dance Fusion(NYC)/House of
Xtravaganza(NYC)

(If you wanna enter the Battle, please let us know here on the FB event page and we will sign you up in the category you want to enter in.)

HOUSE:

Raoul Wilke (Moon Runners Crew) TO
Emily Law TO
Mariano Dance TO
Tristan Kyle Martell TO
Ma’ayan Jasovich TO
Benjamin Christensen TO
Natasha Powell TO
Metaflex TO
Erich Ddimplz Jack MTL
Effect (Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Afternoon (Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Anansi TO
Marvelous Marv MTL
Sara TO
Aenigma (Deadly Venoms Crew) MTL
Dez MTL
Kevin Docteur Mephisto PAR
A Klass TO
GUCCI TO
Chuckles KTN
Nicow MTL
Lady C CAL
Knox TO
Vanessa Kimmons TO
Tomo JP
Axelle MTL
Goldy 24K MTL

HIP HOP:

Raoul Wilke Moon Runners TO
Mariano Dance TO
Tristan Kyle Martell TO
Daniel Keith Morrison (Moon Runners Crew) TO
Natasha Powell TO
Ms. Smiley JPN
Effect (Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Afternoon (Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Emilio (Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Snapp (Moon Runners Crew) TO
Sara TO
Ladonna (Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Sebber TO
A Klass TO
Amylom
Lady C CAL
Cocaine Biceps TO
Suga TO
Vanessa Kimmons TO
Essence MTL
Bowtox
Asako JP
Daichi JP
Chuckles
Anastasia (Region 65) TO

WAACKING:

Emily Law TO
Erich Ddimplz Jack MTL
Emilio(Mix’d Mafia) MTL
Cherry (IHOW) MTL
Sugar Queen MTL
Ralph Escamillian TO
Sebber TO
D Serious Fierceness MTL
Essence MTL
Colours CLG
Tomoyo JPN

Cover – $20 and $15 for competitors

Winners gets Ca$$$h prize, Gift Certificates from American Apparel, Rebus, Superstein, Rightfoot Studio, Lindsay Ritter, Street Dance Academy and a Plaque

Tickets are Sold:

Street Dance Academy-160 Spadina Ave. (416) 840-4934
Metro Movement – 833 Broadview Ave. (416) 463-9174
Gotta Dance Studio-3581 Dundas St. W.(416) 604-3566
Manifesto – 37 Bulwer St. (647) 284-1701
City Dance Corps – 489 Queen St. W.(416) 260-2356

Workshop at Street Dance Academy w/ Caleaf Sellers June 23rd Saturday 6:30pm – 8pm – House

Monday June 25th Top Rock Workshop w/Samo

 

Judging UDO’s Canadian Street Dance Championships

18 Apr

it was an awesome experience to have judged the UDO’s Canadian Street Dance Championships among Toronto’s top street dance talent. it was also cool to be the only female representing street dance, that truly meant a lot to me! above is a pic of all the judges – TURBO from the UK (all-styles), BONELESS (all-styles), SCRAMBLELOCK from MTL (locking), NEO BOOG (popping), ? (sorry!), PRIMAL (krumping), FRANK BOOGIE (popping), ME (house), JADE CLARK (organizer), LENNY LEN (hip hop). LEGENDS IN THA HOUSE!

here is our judges showcase video, enjoy tha dopeness!

New PICS

19 Mar

Hot shots with my crew DISCOLOVECHILD!

Photos by Lauren Passander and Styling by Jade Lee Hoy of Hilary&Denise.

THANK YOU MANIFESTO FOR THE SPACE!

Nuff Tings a Gwan…

11 Feb

Hey yo! I haven’t blogged in AGES – I guess I’ve been relying on Facebook and Twitter to tell everyone wussup… But thanks to the inspiration of my boo @TheBigNormShow, I’ve wanted to get it together and put a new blog up! So here we are…

As much as people love and adore my ARTWORK I wanted to focus this blogsite strictly on acting and dancing since thisis my primary focus right now. I love art, and I’ll always be a visual artist, but I’ve realized that what I’ve always wanted to do is to perform and teach, so now this is where all my energy is going. Not to say I’ll never paint again, but my focus is on ONE TRACK now, which should definitely help push things forward yeah!

Okay enough talk, enjoy the latest video clip of me dancing in Mumbai, India (made my my girl Priya Lisa Gonsalves @priyalisa – founder of Urbanista, India’s First All-Female Street Dance Crew!)