Of Grace And Grit: Two Filipinas Bring Ballet Front And Center On The Global Stage

September 13, 2016
Positively Filipino
Serina Aidasani


Jeraldine Mendoza and Christine Rocas are two young and vibrant Filipinas that have vastly different histories and family experiences. The former was born and brought up in San Francisco, while the latter spent her childhood and early days in the Philippine motherland. But both are tied together by a deep passion that exemplifies grace, beauty and strength. Mendoza and Rocas are ballet dancers who have excelled in the art for years. These days, they call the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago their ballet company and continue to captivate audiences with magical, exquisite and fearless performances.