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Lormaigne Dances her Way to Success

Lormaigne Hannelore Bockmühl has attained the highest levels of achievement in ballet but has her eyes set on even bigger goals. Recently having returned from Hong Kong as one of the Finalists in the Junior A division of the Asian Grand Prix, as well as attaining a remarkable third place in the qualifying round of the senior category in the Philippine Dance Cup, it is clear that Lormaigne is not your typical teenager.


Lormaigne enjoys a friendly chat with her school mates.

At school she is a bubbly and vivacious young lady with a ready smile for everyone; a typical student who struggles with the load of school work that confronts any senior high school student in the demanding academic environment of IBA. Few know that in addition to the homework, the preparation for quizzes and assignments, Lormaigne spends on average another four to five hours every day rehearsing her art and fulfilling her passion to dance. This means that often school work is only completed after midnight.

When asked about her role models, instead of the most recent singing sensation or movie actor, Lormaigne’s eyes light up when she mentions Natalia Osipova, a Russian ballerina who started out with the famous Bolshoi Ballet in Russia and is currently the principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. Lormaigne admires the Russian dancer for her exploration of all styles of dance, not only classical ballet.

Her ballet teacher, Ms. Chelo Gemina, the Artistic Director of ACTS Manila, is not only her dance teacher but a mentor that has inspired Lormaigne to explore the outer limits of her talent. Her supportive family and mother, who tirelessly transports her from rehearsals to dance venues, will ensure that Lormaigne will be allowed to explore her talent to its fullest extent.

As a dancer she has dreams of one day joining a professional company and continuing to explore the world of dance with the Stuttgart Ballet Company. The IBA family is proud of Lormaigne and we know that one day we will see this dedicated dancer achieving her dreams.


Lormaigne the dancer.  (Photo credit:  Mr. Konrad Ong)