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Elwince Magbitang

Manila, Philippines

Joined ABT 2021


Photo: Cynthia DelConte.

Elwince Magbitang was born in Manila, Philippines. He began his ballet education at Steps Dance Studio at the age of nine. In 2018, he danced alongside American Ballet Theatre dancers for a fundraising event in the Philippines. Later that year, he was invited to attend the Kaatsbaan Summer Intensive in Tivoli, New York, and to join the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School for a year.

Magbitang joined ABT Studio Company in September 2019, became an apprentice with the main Company in November 2021, and joined the corps de ballet in September 2022. His repertoire includes the Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, Puck in The Dream, Harlequin, the Chinese Dance, and the Russian Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, and a leading role in Children’s Songs Dance.

ABT is grateful to B. Grimm Power for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Elwince Magbitang.