BPAA Presents: The New and Improved Company Room (Thanks to all the donors!)

Please mark the date: November 5, Wednesday, 12 noon. BP Company Room Turnover.

The past couple of months were a frenzy of activities for everyone at BP.

As the current company hosted hundreds of dancers—all members of the growing BP family—and then embarked on a month-long North American Tour, the Alumni Steering Committee got to work on the Company Room Makeover.

This renovation was truly a labor of love. Alice Reyes was at the forefront of fundraising, endlessly writing all the alumni she could get in touch with, while Annette Cruz-Mariano and Teen-teen Maranan-Novales did the ground work from purchasing all the requirements to supervising the laborers.  Gina Katigbak-Garcia and Nina Anonas did the hairsplitting accounting and paperwork. Bettina Escano-PB, Judell de Guzman-Sicam and Verna Fajilan-Brazil were instrumental in collecting the checks and making sure they got here. Special thanks to Lynley Teng for getting her team to work on this at cost and helping us get the materials at to-the-trade prices, and to Rachelle Medina of Real Living Magazine for giving us the initial drawings and sketches, and making us dream about how nice it could be.

BP Company Room makeover

So finally, on Wednesday November 5, we will be turning over the Company Room to the current BP members! We hope you can all come to this momentous occasion.

Here, we would like to acknowledge all the people who have generously given to the Company Room Makeover Project. We still have several pledges that are coming in, and if you are still about to hand in your donation, it’s not too late yet! You can still give your donations via BP, the Steering Committee, or your Batch Coordinators.

If you want to see the in-progress photos, keep reading after the list of donors.


The Zumbathon Event c/o Toni Lopez-Gonzalez

Kristin Jackson

Mica Bernas

Rico Labayen

Malu Rivera-Peoples

Maribeth Roxas-Dobrish

Tina Fargas

Kira Fargas Mabaquiao

Rey Dizon

Alice Reyes

In Memory of Benjie Toledo

Romy Go

Zenaida Halili

In Memory of Tony Fabella

Arnold Inocentes

Alan Hineline

Maricar Drilon

Juliet Molina

Ester Rimpos

Whinnie Nacional-Rodriguez

Chiqui Tongko-Toguchi

Carla Escoda

Tina Escoda

Chris Upton

Hanedy Sala-Albarico

Razel Estrella

Gil Khan Ravago

Irish Abejero

Candice Adea

Verna Fajilan-Brazil

Anna Agawa-Senase

Jaime Lim

Franklin Bobadilla

Gina Mariano

Bettina Escaño-Papoli Barawati

Emellie Rigonan-Vogelbacher

Sonny Locsin

Gaye Galiluyo

Cindy Espinas-Valdez

Brando Miranda

Annie Divinagracia-Sartorio

Suzanne Reyes

Gabriela Locsin-Abaya

Judell de Guzman-Sicam

Georgette Sanchez

Ela Rodriguez

Camille Ordinario-Joson

Gianna Panajon-Corpus

Mr. & Mrs. Federico Tolome

Gina Katigbak Garcia

Katsy Garcia

Richard C. Upton

Luther Perez

Rhea Dumdum-Bautista

Perry Sevidal

Jojo Mamangun

Kris-Belle Paclibar-Mamangun

Marian Faustino

Ardee Dionisio

Ernest Mandap

Isabel Gregorio

Janice Troesch

Joanne Ko-Dela Calzada

Joji Santos-Ferrer

Menchu De Jesus-Tiglao

Naomi Tolome-Jaena

Romeo Roxas

Sofia Zobel-Elizalde


Thank you all very much!



Really? A bicycle in the bathroom?

The sinks that need to be changed!

The sinks that need to be changed!

The Common Area... with matching broken linoleum and kalat

The Common Area… with matching broken linoleum and kalat

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Teen-teen and Annette with Lynley Teng (former scholar and now interior designer who supervised and donated the contractors fees at cost)

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Tile shopping (and a whole lot more) at Wilcon


Gutting the bathroom


Finally, varifold doors to give each locker room proper privacy


The Ladies’ locker room. Finally a fresh coat of paint!


Are those new tiles and fixtures in the bathroom?!


They finally separated the CR!


The men’s locker room. Powder blue for a powder fresh scent.


This is the common area/lounge. On the left is the new door to the Ladies’ CR. Between that will be a kitchenette replete with sink so dancers can now properly wash their utensils.


What will the finished product look like? There’s only one way to find out. Come visit!

See you on Wednesday, Nov 5, 12 noon for the turnover!


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