Joji Felix-Velarde

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Joji Felix-Velarde (Josefina Felix-Velarde) is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She was born on October 4, 1935 in Manila. She is the wife of Hermio Velarde, an ophthalmologist, and the mother of Jorgina David, head of the ballet and dance workshop at the Philippine Women’s University (PWU).

She started her ballet lessons as a child with Luva Adameit and Remedios de Oteyza. In 1960, she attended the Ballet Rambert School in London and the Ballet Arts Studio in New York as a scholar of Alicia Markova.

She runs the Ballet Arts Studio with Sony Lopez-Gonzalez during the 1950s. She later directed the Joji Felix-Velarde School at PWU with Eddie Elejar and Cesar Mendoza as well as the dance school for the University of the East School of Music and Arts. She and her husband founded Pacifica Cultural Productions.


  • Sylvia
  • Swan Lake
  • Pas de Quatre


  • Show Boat
  • Carousel
  • Oklahoma
  • 13 Daughters


  • Del Rosario, P.G. & Villaruz, B.E.S. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 5, 206. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.



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