MK Modern began when a group of students who were involved in Mga Kapatid's Pilipino Culture Night decided to expand their passion for dance to the next level. From its humble beginnings MK Modern has evolved into a prominent dance group on the UC Davis campus that seeks out fresh, raw talent and new opportunities to add to its continually growing history.
Members come from many parts of California including: Los Angeles, Alhambra, San Jose, Van Nuys, San Francisco, Daly City, Anaheim, Santa Monica, San Mateo, Newark, Alameda, Corona, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Fremont, Torrence, Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton, Piedmont, etc. The diversity of its members always add a refreshing new flavor to the team dynamic and is a true testament to the constant reinvention of this group. The variety of dance styles serve as the medium through which this multicultural family expresses their love for hip-hop. MK Modern prides itself in creating dances that pump up and ultimately entertain the crowds as they continue to give Davis a taste of what's fresh in the 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!
Past Directors of MK Modern:
The following directors have made MK Modern what it is today.
Current Directors (2014-2015): Yumiko Nakano, Monica Ota, Francis 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: This list may not be complete.