Professor Paul C. Ocampo received his M.F.A. degree from Ohio State University in 2003. He choreographed and performed with the Ballet Philippines from 1984-1990 and with Singapore Dance Theatre from 1990-1999. With BP & SDT, he performed extensively and participated in numerous International Festivals. He was awarded the Shell-NAC Young Artist Award and is a recipient of scholarships from National Arts Council (Singapore), Lee Foundation, and Howell Dance Fund. A keen learner of different languages, he has received a Labanotation Teacher Certification. Paul has worked with many illustrious choreographers including: Susan Hadley, Victoria Uris, Bebe Miller, Douglas Nielsen, Joe Alegado, Zvi Gotheiner, Graham Lustig, Jean Paul Commelin, Leigh Warren, Norman Walker, Gener Caringal,Agnes Locsin, Edna Vida, Denisa Reyes, the late Anthony Then, Goh Soo Khim, and many more.
With the Theatre and Dance Department at Southern Utah University, Professor Ocampo teaches modern dance, ballet, principles of choreography, liberal education courses, folk & cultural forms and movement for actors. In 2007, he was awarded the Utah Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grant to present Bridging Bridges. Hehas also been invited as a guest artist with Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, STEPS in the Philippines and National Taiwan University of Arts. In 2009, he performed a work co-choreographed with Chien-Ying Wang at Manhattan Movement Arts Center in New York City which received high accolades from Roslyn Sulcas of the New York Times.