FPAWS repertoire presents a full array of dance and musical performance to meet your specific needs, whether your aim is to educate, entertain, inspire or excite your audience and guests in your events. FPAWS is available for full theatre performances, private events, community events, festivals and workshops.

FPAWS Founding Members:

Janelle Azucena

Juliet Omli-Cawas Cheatle

Marlyn Kirkpatrick

The Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington is a cultural group that nurtures awareness and appreciation in various Filipino cultures and traditions in the community, sustained by committed and professional cultural workers. Founded in 1993 under the name, Children of Fil-Am Dance Ensemble and later changed its name to The Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington (FPAWS) in September 2001.

Under the direction of dancer/choreographer Juliet Omli-Cawas, the 25 and more members presents a number of performances and workshops each year in Washington State and other states. The FPAWS’ main goals is to collect, preserve, perform and express in art forms the way of life of the Filipino people and to introduce Filipino-American youngsters to Filipino folk dancing so that they will to love, appreciate and understand the Filipino culture.

The FPAWS’ repertoire ranges from traditional choreographies to contemporary interpretations that remain true to the spirit of dancing as well as the cultural heritage they represent.

FPAWS is also designed to give its talents members the opportunity to express themselves artistically, and explore their passion for dance as a visual form.

For information and upcoming events Please email:

[email protected][email protected]

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