Alleluia Panis is the driving force behind Kulintang Arts, Inc. (Kularts) and respected elder artist in the US and the Philippines. She is an artist who is at home in both Pilipino tribal & traditional arts and American contemporary forms. She has received grant awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Langton Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission-Individual Artists, Creative Work Fund and Gerbode Foundation.
She has created fifteen full-length dance theaters works since 1980, which have been performed on main stages in the US, Europe and Asia. She has collaborated with numerous artists, including: National Heritage Fellow Danongan Kalanduyan, Santiago Bose, Sean San Jose, composers Florante Aguilar, Jon Jang, Fred Ho, among others. In 2012 she collaborated with Cherrie Moraga in the world premiere of New Fire produced by Brava Theater Center and Jeannie Barroga in Buffalo’ed produced by San Jose Stage. She was the Managing Director for Brava Theater Center and ODC Theater.
She has participated in numerous panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Theater Communications Group, the Ethnic Dance Festival and was an artist committee member for National Performance Network, Yerba Buena Festival. She was a fellow for The J.P. Shannon and Rockwood Leadership Institutes. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center.