She succeeded in making ballet — an art form that used to appear so elitist, reachable to Filipino masses who welcome the opportunity to experience the joy of watching and feeling the emotions of dance at its finest. Lisa recently made waves when she gave the commencement address to the Ateneo School of Humanities and School of Management graduates. What made the speech so special is that it came from a woman who followed her heart and fulfilled her dreams, not by sheer magic but with real, true-to-life hard work. We learn something from those who were there and triumphed, in spite of failures. Lisa is one such person and she even advises us to honor our emotions, something that most people see as weakness. We are sharing the Lisa Macuja speech to all, especially to women, who dare to take control of their future by dreaming and working on it.
Daily Musings: Commencement Speech - Lisa Macuja-Elizalde's 8 Points
Post a Comment. It's the season of graduation! I'm sure everybody's in celebratory mood! Some students out there who can't wait to get out of the campus and make their way to the real world are probably jumping in joy knowing that they have finally reaped the rewards after those sleepless nights
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You cannot imagine how great an honor it is for me to speak before you today. You see, I come from a certified Blue Eagle family. My father, his brother and my siblings all graduated from the Ateneo, with all four men in my family in the Honors Class since their elementary grades. Although I married a magna cum laude from Harvard. Sorry, my husband made sure that I stuck that in there somewhere.
Macuja-Elizalde is also Directress and faculty member of the Lisa Macuja School of Ballet — a training center for ballet professionals who are steeped in the Russian Vaganova method. She is also the founder of Project Ballet Futures PBF - an internationally recognized community scholarship program that provides training and performance opportunities for deserving public school students. She is the daughter of Cesar Macuja and Susan Pacheco. Lisa is the second among four siblings.