Agnes Dakudao Locsin

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Agnes Dakudao Locsin (born 28 September 1957 in Davao City) is a dancer, teacher and is considered one of the most progressive contemporary choreographers in the Philippines. She was conferred the Order of National Artist for Dance by virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 1390, signed on 10 June 2022.[1]

Her dances focus on Philippine beliefs and rituals, and ethnic and urban life. She was born on 28 September 1957 in Davao City to Jose Severino Locsin and Carmen Dakudao.

In 1979, she graduated with a degree in English from Ateneo de Davao University. She earned her Master of Arts in dance from Ohio State University in USA.

Her early dance lessons were under the training of her mother, at the Locsin Dance Workshop in Davao where she later became teacher and artistic director to the Locsin Dance Ensemble.

She was dance director of the Terpsichoreans in Ateneo de Davao and taught at the CCP Dance School, the University of the Philippines College of Music, and the Jazz Tap Center. She was also dance consultant to the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and Tanghalang Pilipino. She was artistic director of Ballet Philippines II.


  • Only a Woman
  • La Lupa
  • Dabaw
  • Igorot
  • Ismagol (1990)
  • Bagobo (1990)
  • Carmen (1977)
  • Teresa (1981)
  • Ang Kapalit (The Substitute) (1981 & 1982)
  • Kulam (Witchcraft) (1991)
  • Moslem (1991)
  • Moriones (1991)
  • Roll Over, Beethoven (1992)
  • Paglalakbay (Journey) (1992)
  • Pas de Deux (1992)
  • Encantada (Enchantress) (1992)


  • Villaruz, B.E.S. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 5, 218. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.



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