Jestoni “Jet” Dagdag is a choreographer, dancer, instructor, and dance producer based in Long Beach, Ca. He was born in the Philippines, and moved to the United States at the age of 14. He was introduced to his first formal dance class at Fullerton College, and soon became deeply passionate with the artform. A few years later, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine. There, he earned a BFA in Dance Performance in 2015, and received an Excellence in Dance Performance arts award. He’s had the pleasure of performing as a freelance dancer with several companies all throughout Los Angeles and Orange County such as Re:born Dance Interactive, Festival Ballet Theatre, Southern California Dance Theatre, Multiplex Dance, Shaun Boyle & Artists, Kelly Alvarez & Artists, and Palm Dance Collective.
In 2017, DAGDAG Dance was founded to provide performance opportunities for local dancers and musicians. Most importantly, to work closely in a collaborative and professional environment. Since its inception, the company has presented original danceworks and has participated in dance festivals, school events, and fundraising events across Southern California. In November 2019, DAGDAG Dance produced its first full length show at the DIAVOLO in Los Angeles, Ca. The company’s unique style is rooted from Jestoni’s modern, jazz, contemporary and classical ballet background. As an artistic director, Jestoni hopes to bring out the best from his collaborators, and to continue learning from them.