Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Christopher Transmano – Tastemaker


Dancer, Brand Ambassador


A professional Hip-hop dancer and choreographer, Christopher is one of the most sought after talents in the UAE. He is a trainer and choreographer to the stars like Aseel Omran and Abed el Fetah Grini and an ambassador to major brands like McQ by Alexander McQueen. But the huge breaks weren’t an instant playlist; he had to go through many bumps and offbeat tracks before he became who he is right now.

Passion and dedication to his work is noticeable in every move and step he creates and it is only fair to say that he is at par, or maybe even better than most talents from other countries who are here in UAE. Christopher says his Filipino values really helped him shape his craft. He says, “Pour your heart out on it. Always try to learn new ways to dance and be versatile and always be humble.”

More than just an ambassador of brands, he is an ambassador of his Filipino heritage. Christopher explains: “I’ve always had the need to mention that I’m a pure blooded Filipino dance artist whenever I introduce myself and I can’t wait to go back to the Philippines and share the hip-hop culture.” He believes that achieving your dreams is helping others achieve theirs. He also wants to leave a legacy and let others know that he lived his life as meaningfully and as hip-hop as possible.


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.

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Author: Illustrado

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