Maraya Performing Arts, a Filipino-owned arts organization, is having an inaugural Filipino Arts and Culture Summit + Blood Drive on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Maraya Performing Arts Studio in Chula Vista.

In celebration of Filipino History Month, Maraya Performing Arts is hosting a summit that offers children’s educational master classes and professional performances for kids and their families who are interested in the performing arts and entertainment industry. The summit will feature various activities, including introductory courses in musical theatre, acting, and dance styles such as ballet, hip-hop, breakdancing, and contemporary dance.

One of the event’s highlights is the “Industry Kids” panel discussion, designed for children aged 4-17 who aspire to become professional performers on stage, in TV/film, and in commercials. This panel discussion will provide valuable insights and advice from Filipino professionals in the arts industry, including former Maraya Performing Arts student and TV/film triple threat youth actor Romi Herrada (known for Paramount Plus’ “My Dream Quinceanera” and Disney Pixar’s upcoming animated series “Win or Lose”) and Kim Montelibano Heil, the Casting Director at The Old Globe Theatre.

Attendees will also enjoy Filipino snacks and food throughout the day. Additionally, Maraya Performing Arts is partnering with the San Diego Blood Drive to host a blood drive in the parking lot during the event, allowing attendees to give back to the community.

The Filipino Arts and Culture Summit + Blood Drive will take place at Maraya Performing Arts Studio, located at 861 Harold Place, Suite #208, Chula Vista, CA 91914. Tickets for the event range from $49 – $89 for the summit. Due to limited space, each person (regardless of age) requires an individual ticket. Advanced registration is required, as limited spaces are available.

To purchase your ticket, please visit or contact 619-934-2999 or for more information.

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