Bi-Costal Theatre and Dance Artist
San Francisco, CA San Diego, CA Chicago, Il
A Little About Gabe
Gabe Igtanloc is a Filipino-American theatre and dance artist from San Francisco, California.
At the current moment, Gabe is pursuing an MFA in Acting and Contemporary Performance Making at Columbia College Chicago and Arthaus Berlin where he is researching physical and devised theatre techniques for the development of new theatrical work. At the end of the first year of the program in the spring of 2022, he and Ylvan Starchild-StClair, created a new dance theatre piece called Contract/Contract, in which they developed a new choreographic vocabulary to talk about toxic gender-binaries in the dance industry and training.
Gabe graduated from San Diego State University in 2021 where he received a BA in Acting and Musical Theatre. While at SDSU, he participated in department and student productions and helped establish the Musical Theatre Club (MTC). He sat as the club's president and artistic director during its inaugural season to provide more performance and educational opportunities for undergraduate students. Upon graduation, Gabe received the prestigious Zahn Spirit of Innovation Award for his work with MTC and theatre department.
In the past two summers, Gabe trained with the Verdon-Fosse Legacy in New York City to take part in their Professional Training Program (PTP), a summer intensive geared to give young dancers the opportunity to study the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon and train in a diverse range of styles. He was a part of the inaugural year of PTP and will be returning this summer of 2023 as an assistant to the program.
His professional theatre work includes Jesca Prudencio’s Can We Now? as an ensemble member, San Diego Musical Theater’s She Loves Me as an associate choreographer, and Stephen Brotebeck's short film Sharing the Love.
Gabe loves to throw cocktail parties, practices a range of sword fighting techniques, and is a self-proclaimed amature chef. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.