“Dance has given me so much in life that I wanted to share my experiences with others; however, whether it is because of poor access to the arts or financial limitations, not all children have had the opportunity to experience this amazing form of art.” – Mr. Phil
Phil Vitug is the founder, director and choreographer of the Liberty Youth Ballet Company. He is passionate about providing all children with the opportunity to experience ballet. He donates his time, creativity, instruction and facility to all children who wish to join.
Born in the Lubao province of Pampanga, Philippines, in 1985, Phil moved to the U.S. with his mother and four siblings. At the age of 16, he was introduced to the performing arts and excelled in tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet. He continued his training in Los Angeles, CA under Joe Tremaine. He then moved to New York City to train at the Broadway Dance Center under Frank Hatchett and Gus Giordano.
Phil performed as a singer, actor, and dancer in the Broadway musicals “The Phantom”, “Grease”, “Hello Dolly”, “George M”, and “Anything Goes”. Phil also gained experienced training under the tutelage of Bob Fossie. He has traveled all over the world performing as a singer/dancer on Norwegian, Holland America, and Costa Cruise Lines. Phil also modeled for Best Buy, DIY Network, Sprint, Bud Light and appeared on the cover of “Kansas City” Magazine.
Phil has choreographed for the White Theater’s presentation of “Fiddler on the Roof” and currently, is choreographing for Worlds of Fun/Cedar Fair shows including the “Moulin Rouge” and celebrity magician’s, “Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus”. Phil opened the Conservatory of Dance Education in 1999 and has led the studio to become one of the premier studios in the Greater Kansas City area. CODE has an elite competition troupe as well as a performance team and an extensive recreation program; he expects students to work hard, excel in practice and maintain a positive attitude and fun environment. His students have gone on to perform around the world – from Hollywood to Beijing; from stage shows to motion pictures.