Paolo Fonacier

Dancer / Musician                                                   Back to Performing Artists Page
     Born in San Francisco but raised in Cebu City, Paolo Fonacier considers himself lucky and thankful to be one of the many talented dancers and musicians in Barangay Dance Company.  He started his life as a performer during Pilipino Cultural Nights in Skyline College, ranging from minor acting to sound cues to cultural and modern dance.  It wasn’t until 2008 when his fellow performers were fortunate enough to train under Bonjun Valera, a dance instructor from Barangay Dance Company.  Dancing and performing together, they created the Kababayan Dance Troupe.

     Collaborating with Skyline College’s English 104 AK class, they have done a number of performances for Skyline College and other charities.  As the members transferred and graduated from Skyline College to pursue their educational goals, they became full-time members of the Barangay Dance Company. Through the years, they have performed all over the Bay Area in various events and collaborations.  Recently, Paolo has graduated with a Bachelor in Psychology from San Francisco State University and will return to Cebu; however, he will still continue to stay in touch with his fellow members so that he may one day return to dance with them again.