Dawn Zulueta is one proud mother as her daughter Ayisha Madlen made it to Top 12 of the Junior Classical Division in this year’s Youth Grand Prix Philippines ballet competition.
In a post on Thursday, October 6, Dawn lauded Ayisha for her latest achievement and praised her daughter for her hard work and dedication to ballet.
“For a first-timer dipping her toes on the stage of classical & contemporary dance competitions that included the Asian Grand Prix (AGP), I have to say I am so proud of my daughter’s achievement. She worked long hours, trained hard almost daily for the past 2 months, without neglecting her academics. Real passion & fortitude!” she wrote.
She also gave a shoutout to Ayisha’s teachers and mentors for their painstaking guidance that launched her daughter to new heights as a young ballet dancer.
“Biggest Congratulations go to all of you!” wrote Dawn, who also studied ballet in her youth. “Ayisha started ballet lessons at the tender age of 3 with my teacher [Perry Sevidal]. Oh, how you planted that seed of diligence & desire in her. I am for ever thankful to you, too, teacher Perry.”
“Cheers to all! Here’s to unceasing inspiration and to reaching all your aspirations!”
Ayisha, who turned 13 last June, is Dawn’s only daughter with her husband Anton Lagdameo, Jr.
The couple also has a son, Jacobo Antonio, who is now 16 years old.