Nonoy Froilan

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Rafael Catalino Froilan Cabujat
Born 24 October 1950
Calbiga, Samar
Spouse Edna Vida Reyes Froilan
Parents Amparo Froilan and Fidel Cabujat
Other Name/s Nonoy Froilan

Nonoy Froilan (Rafael Catalino Froilan Cabujat) is a dancer and a choreographer. He was born on 24 October 1950 in Calbiga, Samar.

While studying in 1968, he joined the University of the East Dance Troupe as a folk dancer. He also studied ballet and jazz under the supervision of Tony Llacer and Julie Borromeo. In 1972, he enrolled at the CCP Dance School and joined Ballet Philippines.

He was Ballet Philippines’ principal male dancer and was also its ballet master, where he taught modern and classical ballet. As a dancer, he performed as lead dancer in all tha major classical full length ballets and in the productions of Norman Walker, Jean Deroc, Alice Reyes, Gener Caringal, Tony Fabella, Corazon Generoso-Iñigo, Lydia Madaran-Gaston, Denisa Reyes, Edna Vida, and Anton Juan.



  • Giselle
  • Swan Lake
  • Don Quixote
  • The Nutcracker
  • La Bayadere
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Firebird
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • Peter Pan
  • Les Sylphides
  • Coppelia
  • Ang Pilya (La Fille Mal Garde)
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Songs of a Wayfarer
  • Song of Adarna
  • Roi David (Jean Deroc)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Cinderella
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Carmen
  • Amada
  • Itim Asu (Onyx Wolf)
  • Dugso
  • Chichester Psalms
  • Carmina Burana
  • Rajah Sulayman
  • Kapinangan
  • Misang Pilipino (Filipino Mass)
  • Tomaneg at Aniway (Tomaneg and Aniway)
  • Recuerdos (Souvenirs)
  • Ang Konsierto (The Concert)
  • Baile de Ayer (Dance of Yesterday)
  • Sisa
  • Anak-Bulan (Moon Child)
  • Te Deum
  • Asong Ulol (Mad Dog)
  • Ensalada (Salad)
  • Yerma
  • The Puppet
  • Variaciones Concertantes
  • Season of Flight
  • The Prince of the Pagodas
  • Company
  • Ties of Life
  • Ang Sultan (The Sultan)
  • Tales of the Manuvu
  • Rama, Hari
  • Roi David (King David)
  • Bungkos Suite
  • The Rite of Spring
  • Mir-I-Nisa
  • Don Quixote Variations
  • Paquita Variations
  • Sisa
  • Voyages of Odysseus
  • Love Lies Bleeding
  • Nijinsky, The Marriage with God
  • Diana & Acteon
  • Te Deum
  • Iles de Sirens
  • Summer's End
  • Vision of Fire
  • Classical Symphony
  • Muybridge / Frames
  • Pagsamba (Worship)
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Snow White
  • Siete Dolores (Seven Sorrows)
  • Asong Ulol (Mad Dog)
  • Desert Passages
  • Bach Concerto


  • Rhapsody (1975)
  • Danzas (1986)
  • Repulsion (1986)
  • One Afternoon (1987)
  • Iba’t Ibang Salita (Different Words) (1988)
  • For Amparo (1990)
  • For Maria (1993)
  • Kung Hindi Man... (1995)
  • The Magic Staff (1995)
  • Stone Figures (1997)
  • Constantino: Tibag (1999)
  • Macbeth (2000)


  • Varna International Ballet Competition with Toni Lopez-Gonzalez (1983)
  • Fourth International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi with Lisa Macuja (1990)


  • Awardee: 1983 Araw ng Kalinangan sa Maynila, Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan, City of Manila Outstanding Artist Award for Dance, Mayor Ramon D. Bagatsing
  • Awardee: 1987 Most Distinguished Samareno, Catbalogan, Samar
  • 1990: Received a grant to participate in the choreographic workshop of the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Awardee: 1991 100 Outstanding Alumni Award, Calbiga Elementary School Alumni Association Class of 1949 (May 26)
  • Awardee: 1993 Distinguished Alumnus in the Performaing Arts, University of the East Alumni Association, Inc., Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion (May 31)
  • First Prize: CCP Alternative Film and Video Competition
  • Video Director: 1994-present
  • Dance Faculty: 1994-present Philippine High School for the Arts
  • Lead Actor: 2000 Macbeth, CCP Tanghalang Pilipino
  • Lead Actor: 2008 Concerto, CCP Cinemalaya


  • Vida, E. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 5, 208-209. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.

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