Founder & Director of Clarion School of Performing Arts since 2008
Musical Theater Teacher
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, she went full throttle into professional theater, doing ensemble work in musical productions in English and Tagalog, and working with different theater companies. As a measure of her talent, as well as her commitment and professionalism, Hazel has also been given the opportunity to do minor or secondary roles in many productions that sheâ€™s done ensemble work for. As such, while she has done ensemble work for Dulaang UPâ€™s "The Silent Soprano," Resorts World Manilaâ€™s "Bituing Walang Ningning," and Tanghalang Pilipinoâ€™s "Banaag At Sikat," "Noli Me Tangere," and "Walang Sugat,"
Hazel has done more productions where she was part of the ensemble and the supporting cast. These include: "Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos" (Filomena Tiongson), "Orosman at Zafira" (Zelima), and "Atang: Isang Dulang may Musika" (Iveng) for Dulaang UP; "Peter Pan" (Tiger Lily understudy) for Kids Acts Philippines; â€œThe Sound of Music" (Nun) for Resorts World Manila; and "Ibalong" (Onglo / Buwaya), "Sandosenang Sapatos" (Diwata / Nanay / Ate), "Kleptomaniacs" (Mare), and "Mabining Mandirigma" as (Mabini Understudy / Taft) for Tanghalang Pilipino.
Hazel was also part of the touring cast of Tanghalang Pilipinoâ€™s â€œSandosenang Sapatosâ€ for the Beijing Theater Olympics in 2014, and worked as part of the ensemble of "Singapura: The Musical" (4th Wall Theater Company) which was staged in Singapore in 2015.
She played the lead role of Oryol in the restaging of â€œIbalongâ€ at the 2016 Ibalong Festival in Bicol, and the lead role of Mabini in the 3rd run of Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma in December 2016. She was also priviledged to be one of the singing chorus for the Cultural Center of the Philippines' 45th Anniversary "MUSIKAL!", which featured outstanding original Filipino musicals in 2014. Where her years of diligence seem to be finally paying off, Hazel continues to hone her craft, participating in a 2016 Workshop on Vocal Production and Interpretation for Live Stage Performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with resource person Carmela Sinco. She is also a freelance musical theater teacher for kids, arguably the best measure of oneâ€™s patience and persistence. By: Katrina Stuart Santiago
🔘 studied Royal Academy Of Dancing at Steps Dance Studio up to Pre Elimentary Level with distinction
🔘 company scholar of Ballet Philippines until 2007
🔘 Company Member of Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company
🔘 Former Company Member of Seven Contemporary Dance Company
🔘 Former Faculty Member of Classical Ballet (Dance Program)
🔘Former Ballet Teacher of DML Montessori School
🔘 Ballet Teacher of iAngel Preschool
🔘Ballet & Hiphop Teacher of Canadian American School
🔘Senior Company Member of Ellipsis Collaboration Of arts
Diana is a freelance actress for film, TV and Stage; a TV and print ad model, voice talent, drama and art teacher; Production Manager and director for events and theater shows. She has directed for companies like PAGCOR, MPTC, SM Malls, TRUMPETS Playshop, Moviestarscafe, WDMC events, among others.
She started theater in 1997 after graduating from college. In 1999, she joined the CCP Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company under Nonon Padilla. She has worked with other theater companies such as PETA, Gantimpala Theater foundation, Musikat, Resorts World, UPCIS, among others. She has performed in a wide array of plays, as varied as Shakespeare to Moliere, Farcical to Drama, Brecht to Comedia del’ arte, Broadway to Filipino Musicals, Noh dance to Komedya.
As a visual artist, she started painting in January 2016 when she enrolled in Mr. Fernando Sena's art workshop. She is currently a member of the Philippine Pastel Artists and the Portrait Artists Society of the Philippines art group, an art group founded by Mr. Romulo Galicano. after graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Her latest group art exhibit was under PASPI entitled Kalinaw at Galerie Roberto and in Portrait of Nature 2 held at the Art Center in SM Megamall. She was part of the Art Tabang exhibit held in Cebu City, Manila Art 2019 and PASPI's Portrait of Nature exhibit. She was also part of the Artist's Hands: From Stage to Canvas Exhibit which was held in Solaire Resorts and Casino with other colleagues in the theatre and TV who also dabbles in painting. She was also part of SANGBALIKAT, a group exhibit with other visual artists headed by Mr. Fernando Sena. Other Art Group exhibit includes Si Dayang: Sa makabagong panahon, Philippine Pastel Artist's PEINDRE, My Name is Asher Lev Art Exhibit, Isang Daang Babae: Isang Daang Obra, among others.