* Please e-mail joycelaoperformer@gmail.com for a more detailed resume.


Languages: English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Ibaloi, Russian (read, write, basic conversational), Kyrgyz-Turkic (read, write, conversational), International Sign Language (basic conversational), Can Read Hangeul (Korean Characters).

Dance/Movement: hip hop, theater, jazz, modern, ball room (previously in dance sport for 2 years- waltz, cha cha, swing, samba), Philippine traditional dances (National, tribal and Muslim), yogi, Zumba instructor, dance instructor and choreographer, dance improv, parkour, stage combat (knives, swords, sticks)


Music: singer (high soprano-classical/opera, cabaret, jazz, pop), songwriter, plays piano, plays guitar, plays percussions, recorder, sight reader, arranger, choral/hand bell/hand chimes director, music director/educator in 7 countries over 10 years.


Sports: Table Tennis, swimming, jump rope, badminton, basic arnis/kali with sticks in dance form and combat (martial art), rollerblading, yoyo, boating, hiking, horse back riding. PADI Scuba Diver Open Water Certified 


Others: Knowledge of Psychology and Christian Theology, History, can raise eyebrow/s, Can do distinct Asian and Eastern European accents, knit, crochet, wears eye glasses/contact lenses, costumes.



Best Director and Best Acting Ensemble for the suppoting role of Polyxena - Runner Up for "Hecuba" at the Ancient Drama Festival, NYC 2012

Best Ensemble - "Alien Adventure - the Adventure" for the Lead role of Capt. Duda at the Midtown International Theater Festival 2014


Performance at the New York Fringe International Theater Festival 2015 for "Behind the Wall - An Autism Performance Piece" Created by Joyce Lao and Andy Miyamotto


"......segments such as “Shadow Play,” in which the two move behind a back-lit sheet, are visually arresting. The intimacy and complexity of their relationship takes the foreground and this genuine, heartfelt vulnerability (which occurs a few times throughout Behind the Wall) breaks up the sense of overall lightness and brevity of the rest of the show. These moments feel the most rewarding, adding a sense of warmth." 



The Juilliard School, New York (Drama, Music - Voice, Choral Conducting)
Upright Citizen's Brigade - Improv
HB Studios (Uta Hagen Method)

MA in Music - PBTS (Choral Conducting, Voice)

Stella Adler School of Acting (Andrew Dolan, Bill Hopkins among others​)

Michael Chekov Theater Company - Michael Horn (2nd City, Stage Improv Workshop)

Barbara Vann - Obie Multi-award winner - Medicine Theatre, NYC (Theater/Creative-Experimental Theater workshop)
SAG-AFTRA Workshops and Seminars


Broadway Dance Center


Paul Pellicoro's Dance Sport