When your daughter tells you one of her big dreams is to learn ballet from the prima ballerina, would you fly more than a thousand kilometers just to make sure her dreams come true? Similarly, would you let your daughter spend her summer vacation at a summer talent camp because young as she is, she is already passionate about becoming a stage actress?
That’s exactly what the parents of Jhenna Mae Tubio and Ella Puno did when they enrolled their daughters to this year’s Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp 7.
Originally from Zamboanga del Norte, Jhenna Mae and her ‘Dada’ Jojie purposely visited Manila to join Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Ballet Camp led by Ballet Manila and guided by Prima Ballerina, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.
Jhenna fell in love with dance at the age of 3.
“Choreographer kasi yung Dada ko, kaya nakahiligan ko na rin sumayaw,” she said.
Her adoptive parent, ’Dada’ Jojie, said that his daughter’s high level of passion and go-getter attitude is because of Promil Four’s featured gifted / talented children.
And because ballet is the strictest form of dance, Jojie noticed positive changes in his daughter’s attitude.
“Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Ballet Camp helped her further explore the love she has for dance in general. Talagang nag-improve siya at naki-mingle sa ibang ka-edad niya,” he shared.
Meanwhile, Ella Puno, 9, was no stranger to Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp. Now, for her second year of joining, she discovered more about her gift in acting. Ella was always excited to come to class.
“I’ve always been into acting, especially musicals. In Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Theater Camp, we always have a good time rehearsing and playing,” she said.
Her mom, Happy Puno, was also very impressed with her daughter’s development. “I’m very glad that she got to discover more of herself while having fun. Theater helped open up her mind by being more versatile and creative,” she explained.
Aside from developing a healthy appreciation for culture and the arts, the Theater Camp, led by Trumpets Playshop and guided by veteran theater actor Audie Gemora, is a place that fosters self-confidence, versatility, imagination, and cooperation among others.
“We enrolled with expectations about developing her craft, but my daughter gained a lot more because of Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Theater Camp—life lessons and skills,” Happy said.
Indeed, Promil Four stays true to its mission of nurturing the gift through its i-Shine Talent Camp. This year, the next generation of awe-inspiring kids was guided by some of the country’s finest experts/mentors, who definitely helped them reach their full potential and shine even beyond the stage. You can check photos/videos in Instagram by searching #Promil4iShine7. You may also follow Promil Four’s Facebook page for updates.
Continue nurturing children’s gift by enrolling them in summer classes like Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp. Stay tuned for next year’s season
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