Annielille Gavino Kollman/

MalayaWorks 


​​​​Annielille Gavino-Kollman is a native of the Philippines. She started with a Royal Academy of Dance ballet concentration under Nila Claravall-Gonzalez. She furthered her ballet training with the Philippine Ballet Theater and her early introduction to modern dance at Ballet Philippines. At an early age, Annielille became an active member of cultural art organizations such as the University of the Philippines Teatro Amakan and jazz company Powerdance. After migrating to the U.S, Annielille trained with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (NYC), assisted Milton Myers in the Horton technique, performed works by Matthew Rushing (Ailey on Ailey) and performed with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company.

Professionally, Annielille dances with Kun Yang Lin and Dancers (Philadelphia, PA). She has also danced with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (Denver,CO) and Dallas Black Dance Theater (Dallas, TX). Annielille had the privilege to work with Katherine Dunham, Alonzo King, Kevin Wynn, Kevin Jeff Iega, Gary Abbott, Ronald K. Brown, Dance Brazil's Jelon Viera, Nejla Yatkin, Nathan Trice, Christopher Huggins, Mary Hinkson, Donald McKayle, Eleo Pomare, Troy Powell, Milton Myers, David Rousseve and many others.  She has done works by Elisa Monte, Bruce Woods, Gene Hill Sagan and Tally Beatty. After having her daughter Malaya, Annielille studied flamenco with choreographer Antonio Hidalgo Paz and was part of his work, Passion Love and Roses, a dance theater on Federico Garcia Lorca's poetry, and El Pintor, a flamenco dance theater  based on the life and paintings of Julio Romero de Torres.


Her choreographic work on immigration, “Under the Table” was commissioned by Dance Place ( DC ). Her work "La migra, Lets Run" was featured in the gala night of 2015 Dumbo Dance Festival, named best in show in the Detroit Dance Festival, was presented in Velocity Dance Festival ( DC ), Vashtidancetheater Fall concert (Bronx, NY), and Fall in the hall with Joel Hall Dancers & Center ( Chicago). Other works have been seen in Dance Canvas ( ATL ), Richmond Dance Festival,SAIPAF ( South Asian International Performing Arts Festival ) and Latin Ballet of VA. She was artist in residence at the Appomattox Governors School for Arts where where she taught contemporary and choreographed new works for the end of the year showcases.  Her choreography and performance in the LGBT film, "Aches" will be featured at the Philadelphia Screen Dance Festival and DanceATL.