Gener Caringal was born in Ibaan, Batangas on 17 July 1947. At the age of 16, he started dancing by joining the University of the East (UE) Dance Troupe under Corazon Generoso-Iñigo. He also joined Maureen Tiongco's Flower Drum Song and Dance Theater Philippines' Mir-i-nisa productions. He is one of the original members of Ballet Philippines in 1970. Thus, he was able to train in folk dance, jazz, ballet, and modern dance.
He was able to tour around Asia, Australia, US and Europe. He also led some groups to festivals in Europe and the US. He is also one of the founders of Philippine Ballet Theater. As a dancer, he surpassed among others in his lead roles in "Tommy", "Company", "Tales of the Manuvu", and "Hari Rama" (King Rama).
Aside from being an excellent dancer, he is also a choreographer. He choreographed for the Singapore Dance Theater and other local productions like Vinta, The Tribe, The Offering.
- Globio, M.L./Ojeda, M./Villaruz, B.E.S. "Altar". In CCP Enclyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 5, 192. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
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