Alleluia Panis

Director and choreographer

Alleluia Panis is an American Pilipino director, choreographer, and non-profit arts leader. She is the Artistic and Executive Director of Kularts, the nation’s premiere presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts. Panis has created over 20 full-length dance theater works that have been presented on stages in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Artistic Legacy Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2017 and the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Commission for Choreographers for her 2019-2021 dance and film project, In the Belly of the Eagle. Her dance film, She, Who Can See was officially selected and screened at the 2018 CAAMFest—formerly known as the SF Asian American International Film Festival. Panis served as a member of National Performance Network’s Artists Committee, and as a board member of Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Brava! For Women in the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and Dance Bay Area, and is an active member of San Francisco’s SOMA Pilipinas, Filipino Cultural Heritage District.