Join us to celebrate our student's progress and growth

and training at Maraya Performing Arts!




San Ysidro Performing Arts Center

5353 Airway Rd.

San Diego, Ca 92154

DATE: Sunday, December 18th, 2022

TIME: 1:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25- $40 per person.


A Q & A and panel discussion with local triple threat talent, Romi Herrada and the Herrada family from the Paramount Plus’ TV series, “My Dream Quinceñera." 

Learn first hand tips and tricks for auditioning and booking work in the entertainment industry including: TV, print, and stage. Proceeds from the event benefit performing art scholarships for Filipino/x/a students at Maraya Performing Arts.

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person. Limited Seating Available.

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Join us at a FREE Community Event of arts & performances! A full day of entertainment on the Stage with a circus theme performance from Fern Street Circus, musicians, comedians, theatrical presentations and more.

Maraya Performing Arts' students will be performing at the event. Come give love and support for our community!


Event Location: Memorial Park (373 Park Way, Chula Vista)

EVENT TIME: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Our performance time will be approximately 12:00pm.

More information with the link below:


Join us at this one day showcase! A family-oriented event focused on the Filipino American cultural performing arts, traditions & entertainment for the whole family.

Maraya Performing Arts' students will be performing at the event. Come give love and support for our community!


Event Location: Balboa Park (Park Blvd. & President's Way) San Diego, Ca 92101

EVENT TIME: 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Our performance time will be approximately 12:15pm-12:45pm.


This is a free event!

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Past Events


June 25th Maraya Performing Arts Showcase

Join us to celebrate our student's progress and growth and training at Maraya Performing Arts!


PERFORMANCE VENUE: CITY LIGHTS CHURCH 861 Harold Place Suite #201 Chula Vista, CA 91914


TIME: 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20 per person. General Admission.


8-Week Ballet & Contemporary Dance Intensive with Xavier Hicks & Anjanette Maraya-Ramey


Join our 8-week Teen/Adult Spring Dance Intensive with legendary San Diego dancers, Xavier Hicks and Anjanette Maraya-Ramey.

Enhance your ballet and contemporary dance technique and performance skills; and train with professional ballet dancer and teaching artist, Xavier Hicks and acclaimed contemporary choreographer, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey.

DATE: Every Tuesday starting May 3, 2022 through June 21, 2022. The intensive culminates in a performance on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

TIME: 7:15 p.m - 9:00 p.m. at Maraya Performing Arts

COST: $175 for full 8-week workshop and performance opportunity.

*SINGLE DROP Classes are available for contemporary ballet technique at $25/each or $15 (college, professional, military). Ballet Technique is from 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Contact for more info: or text 619-356-0690



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Descendants The Musical

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and in partnership with KIPP Adelante!

A site specific and immersive show for everyone!

March 4-6 & March 11-13

"At its core, Descendants is a musical about empathy, tolerance, and acceptance. The hope is that this show can be a reminder that no matter where we come from, we are better together."


Maraya Performing Arts Production/Artistic Team

Director & Choreographer: Anjanette Maraya-Ramey

Assistant Director: José Barba

Musical Director: Jerrica Ignacio

Co-Musical Director: Matt Ignacio

Director of Operations & Programs: Aisha Reddick

Director of First Impressions: Keyonté Harper


KIPP Adelante Team

Director of Operations: Allicia Martinez

Director of Community Partnerships: Andrew Simmerman

"Disney Descendants: The Musical" Playbill


  • Ava Mendoza (Mal)
  • Kaylanie Ramirez (Evie)
  • Jaydn Washington (Jay)
  • Da'mari Johnston (Carlos)
  • Sydney Hagler (Maleficent)
  • Viviana Lavasanipour-Martinez (Grimhilde a.k.a. Evil Queen, Isle Ensemble)
  • Johnpaul Barba (Jafar, King Beast)
  • Tiffani Van (Cruella De Vil, Coach)
  • AJ Gange (Ben)
  • Zoe White (Queen Belle)
  • Evelynn Henson (Fairy Godmother)
  • Stella Rodriguez (Jane)
  • Julian Pesqueira (Chad)
  • Nyleen Green (Audrey)
  • Eddie Gange (Doug)
  • Saniya Maureedullah (Ms. Maurice)
  • McKinley Ellison (Snow White)
  • Thomas Bloom Smiley-Cirello (Isle Ensemble, Smitten Kid 1)
  • Desiree Jankowski (Auradonian 1, Coronation Crowd 1)
  • Zachary Jankowki (Isle Ensemble)
  • Aleighna Mendoza (Auradonian 2, Coronation Crowd 2, Smitten Kid 2)
  • Ryzl Labial (Royal Page, Royal Guard, Coronation Crowd 3)

Block By Block

Maraya Performing Arts World Premiere Dance Theater Musical Traveling Throughout San Diego’s City Parks 

“Block by Block” is a world premiere site-specific dance theatre musical by Director and Choreographer, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey and her company, Maraya Performing Arts. Commissioned by the San Diego Parks Foundation as part of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria’s “Summer for All of Us” initiative, this original piece encourages youth and families to “Come Play Outside.”

This dynamic and entertaining piece will be performed at various city park locations in historically marginalized neighborhoods throughout San Diego county. Professional local artists perform live music, spoken word poetry, and a fusion of dance styles including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and breaking.

The show utilizes the concept of a traveling circus as a metaphor to depict diverse individual personal identities and the intersection of how a shared experience like a global pandemic can unite seemingly disparate individuals together to create something magical. 

Production/Artistic Credits:

  • Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager)
  • Kevin Anthenill (Production Manager/Technical Director)
  • Shandon Campbell (Music Producer)
  • Dyno Corrales (BBoy Choreographer)
  • Alexis Ellis-Alvarez (ASM/Dresser)
  • Monique Gaffney (Dramaturg)
  • Jessica Harris (Costume Design)
  • Wilfred Paloma (Assistant Director, Lyricist, & Maraya Executive & Artistic Associate) Viviana Peji (Director’s Assistant)
  • Anjanette Maraya-Ramey (Concept Design/Creative Director/Director/Choreographer, Maraya Founder, CEO & Artistic Director)
  • Matthew Ramey (General Manager)
  • Olivia Popejoy (Electronic Music Composer)
  • Lauren Garces(PR/Marketing)
  • Angelica Cardona(Dramaturg Assistant)

Company Credits:

  • Chad (River) Adapon (Mime)
  • Megan Donaldson (The Tightrope Walker)
  • Jaden Guerrero (Clown - Musician)
  • Dakota Ringer (Clown - Musician)
  • Michael Lusung (Mime)
  • Sutheshna Mani (Co-Ringmaster)
  • Kara Nepomuceno (The Tattooed Lady)
  • Andrew Paiva(Co-Ringmaster)
  • Genel Querido (The Acrobat)
  • Odessa Uno (The Magician)

Towards Belonging

A La Jolla Playhouse Commission.
Playing Now

Towards Belonging is a powerful dance film with original spoken-word poetry and music. Choreographer Anjanette Maraya-Ramey and her company Maraya Performing Arts create a deeply moving piece that unapologetically acknowledges systemic racism, with an urgent call to act and create change. Filmed at the Arts Park @ Chollas Creek, home to Writerz Blok, this love letter to Southeastern San Diego shares the joys and challenges of the neighborhood through evocative narrative, graffiti art and movement, while shattering biases and celebrating the deep pride, culture and history of the region.

Produced in association with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s Arts Park @ Chollas Creek.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Ryan ‘Reveal’ Casicas is an internationally renowned B-boy & Hip-Hop Dancer whose career spans 28 years. His B-boy/Dance affiliation is with: Killafornia, Rock Force, Footsoulgers & Rythmbugz. B-Boy Reveal has performed and won numerous 1st place B-Boy Championships nationally and internationally. He has also toured in shows with Black Eyed Peas, Common, Wu-Tang, Eminem and Beyonce to name a few. He is a highly sought after judge and teacher and we are so honored and humbled to have him teach a master class at Maraya Performing Arts!


Be About It

November 14th

A Facebook Live concert with local artists and performers highlighting Southeastern San Diego nonprofits.


Sine Kwento

November 14th

Social Distancing, Outdoor Event at Bonita Museum!