Dr. Suzie Moya Benitez, executive director of Bayanihan, the National Dance Company of the Philippines, goes to Palma de Mallorca, Spain to serve as member of the jury for the World Dance competition from April 1-7. This will be her 2nd invitation to serve as jury for the competition.
Dr. Benitez is Chairman for Asia of the Federation for International Dance Festivals (FIDAF). She is also a trustee and Executive Director of the Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation. She has served as member of the jury in various international dance competitions in Agrigento, Sicily; South Korea; and Istanbul, Turkey.
Awarded Outstanding Woman for Culture and Arts in 2005 during the 59th anniversary celebration of the National Commission on Women in the Philippines, Benitez steered Bayanihan to win the World Prize “Primer Premi Mundial” in a field of 55 dance companies at the XllthFeastival Mundial de Danses Folkloriques (World Folk Dances Festival) held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in 2007.