MK Modern began when a group of students, who were involved in Mga Kapatid's Annual Pilipino Culture Night, decided to pursue their passion for modern dance and take it to the next level. Since its humble beginnings, this family that is united through the art of movement has evolved into a prominent dance group at UC Davis that continually offers dancers a place to do what they love.
Modern's members come from multi-cultural backgrounds and from many parts of the world, such as Japan, Korea, the Mid-Western United States, Northern California and Southern California. The diversity of its members consistently contributes to their performances and is a true testament to the fluidity of the greater dance community. MK Modern prides itself in orchestrating sets that entertain and electrify the crowds as they continue to give Davis a taste of what's fresh in the international dance community.
Recent Performances Include:
Dance For the Cause 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzcj18301lc
Breakthrough Dance Competition 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGrDSUhfs2c
Davis Dance Revolution Champions: 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
How to Join:
If you'd like to join MK Modern, they typically have two auditions every year in the beginning of fall quarter and winter quarter. Details are released during the summer around August/September so stay tuned! More information can be found at the facebook link below.
Past Directors of MK Modern:
The following directors have shaped MK Modern into what it is today:
2016-2017: Ashley Jones, Amy Lin, Allie Young
2015-2016: Graham Chung, Cecil Lam, Milton Huynh (TM Jrs), Calvin Leung (TM Jrs)
2014-2015: Yumiko Nakano, Nikko Alegre (TM Jrs), Calvin Leung (TM Jrs)
2013-2014: Vivian To, Grazian Moreno (PAC Modern), Calvin Leung (TM Jrs)
2012-2013: Fritz-Patrick Atienza, Audrey Tseng, Fiona Tsang
2011-2012: Bennett Lumban (Boogie Monstarz), Missa Mendoza, Christian Laparan, Steph Giang
2010-2011: Rodney Bravo (Press Play), Missa Mendoza, Bennett Lumban (Boogie Monstarz)
2009-2010: Jeanette Kim, Jessamine Faustino, Rodney Bravo (Press Play)
2008-2009: Anthony Esposo, Patrice Martin, Ferdilyn Ramirez
2007-2008: Anthony Esposo, Patrice Martin, Ferdilyn Ramirez
2006-2007: CJ Eustaquio
2005-2006: Jenn Alibutod, CJ Eustaquio, Vincent Hutalla, James Quiroz, Aldwyn Regadio
2004-2005: CJ Eustaquio, Vincent Hutalla, Shirley Nicdao
Note: The previous list may not be complete.