Meet Our Kapwa

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Agpalo Alongi Makinta (Ting)

Artistic Director

A Dance Practitioner, Healer, and Artist, Ting uses their art as a form of visual and oral story telling like ancestors before them have done, and instills a holistic and spiritual approach to all forms of dance. With a long history of involvement in the ancestral arts, as well as fine arts, Ting's goal is to create a safe space for all artists and ancestral practitioners.

Ancestral Lineage: Ilokano, Cebuano/Visayan, Mindanaoan, Nigerian, Congolese/Cameroonian, Southern Chinese, Portuguese


Contact: Agpalo.alongi@mpwrdcollective.org

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Danielle Galvez

Executive Director

Danielle Galvez (she/they) is a dance artist and tarot card reader weaving together her practices of yoga, dance, and tarot. They founded Archive Dance Collective in 2016, a dance collective that aims to create spaces to express, reflect, and relate. Through her tarot practice, Danielle offers her studies of yoga philosophy and interest in Philippine psychology to promote self study and resilience.

Contact: Dani@mpwrdcollective.org

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Samuel Salazar

Facilities Director & Archiver

Born and raised in Inglewood, CA, Samuel holds a bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies from The University of California at Berkeley. As the child of immigrant parents from what is now known as Mexico, Samuel explores notions of country and belonging, particularly through the lens of gender, sexuality, spirituality, class, and race. Drawing from voices of the past and present, Samuel grounds their work by speaking to and advocating for the child in all of us.

Ancestral Lineage: Veracruz, Mexico


Contact: S.Salazar@mpwrdcollective.org

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Noelle Campos

Marketing Director

Noelle Campos is a mover, creator, and educator, versatile in all genres of dance.  She began her Ballet training at the tender age of five, and eventually picked up Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Modern, and Contemporary as the years went by. She attended San Jose State University as a dance major, and has been working as a professional dancer and dance instructor ever since. Noelle aspires to inspire future generations to move their bodies and decolonize their minds

Ancestral Lineage: Filipino


Contact: Noelle@mpwrdcollective.org