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“To preserve, promote and propagate the Filipino culture

through dance, music, and other performing arts…”

Situated in the greater Pittsburgh area, the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh is a performing arts dance group. Since 2012, we've made it our mission to preserve, promote and propagate the Filipino culture
through dance, music, and other performing arts in the community. See what the press is saying about us, and stay informed about our upcoming events and performances.


Pitt Dedicates the Philippine Nationality Room

June 10, 2019

The cheerful, melodious sounds of traditional Filipino gong music echoed in the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning — a soundtrack to the celebration of a new Nationality Room...

Pitt adds Philippine Nationality Room to collection

June 5, 2019

Room 313 is number 31.

The Philippine Nationality Room is the 31st addition to the Nationality Rooms inside the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning...

Dedication of new Philippine Nationality Room at Pitt will cap 20 years of work

June 3, 2019

Filipino history and heritage have been nearly invisible in Pittsburgh for most of the city’s history, save for a few Filipino organizations that kept the small community connected and present...

Philippine-American Performing Arts :: Halo-halo

September 18, 2018

The Filipino term “halo-halo” translates into “mix-mix,” making it an appropriate term for this evening of eclectic entertainment at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater...

The Cathedral of Learning is Getting a New Nationality Room

June 8, 2018

A flight from Austria to the Philippines lasts around 13 hours, but visitors will soon be able to get a glimpse of both countries in the span of a few feet on Pitt’s campus...

Pittsburgh bicentennial events to include parade, museum gala

July 2, 2016

But 58 years passed before Pittsburgh became an incorporated city with specific boundaries. That happened in 1816, which is the bicentennial local officials, cultural groups, musicians and descendants of all of Pittsburgh’s 56 mayors will celebrate Friday and Saturday...

OCA's 29th Annual Lunar New Year event held in Cheswick

Februrary 29, 2016

The event, which was held Saturday night at the Syria Shriners Center in Cheswick, hosted 430 guests for a fun evening of food, traditional Chinese dances by the OCA Performance Ensemble...

Weirton Festival of Nations set for Saturday

March 15, 2015

Plans for the seventh-annual Weirton Festival of Nations are coming together, with a variety of music, dancing, food and other festivities set to take place beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Millsop Community Center...

Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh's annual dance recital and dinner

November 22, 2014

Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh will present its third annual recital and dinner on November 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Fox Chapel...

Philippines dance show brings island traditions here

November 19, 2014

When the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh dance recital gets under way, Violeta Alba will feel like she has come full circle...

Dance preview: Philippine American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh promotes Filipino heritage

October 24, 2012

Pittsburgh has attracted a cross-section of cultures from across the country -- and the world -- as its education, medical and technology industries have swelled. Rather than shed their roots, many of the city's newcomers have chosen to share them with their new neighbors...



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