"Après plus de 20 année passées sur scène en tant que danseur professionnel, je continue aujourd'hui grâce à la photographie,
à traverser la danse. Les notions d'échanges entre la scène, mon objectif et le public sont les bases de mon travail. La photo me permet de fixer sur papier les instants suspendus, les émotions furtives, les moments correspondants à mon imaginaire, à la vision que j'ai d'une émotion dansée."
"After more than 20 years spent on stage as a professional dancer, I continue today with photographie, passing through dance.
The concepts of exchange between the stage, my lens and the public are the foundation of my work . Photographie allows me to fix
on paperthe suspended moments, fleeting emotions, corresponding moments in my imagination, to my vision of a dance emotion."
-Ernest Sarino Mandap
Started taking up tap dances at age 9 with Bing Locsin at the Metropolitan theater in Manila and with Teta Sugay at the Jazz Tap Centre.
At age 14, classical ballet with Noordin Jumalon and William Bill Morgan, modern with Agnes Locsin and Norman Walker.
Then become a part of the first batch of Ballet Philippines II under Agnes Locsin's direction.
1991 joined Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris and did creations with invited choreographers :
"Les Indomptés" and "Le Funambule de Désir" by Claude Brumachon,
"En passant par" by Redha
"Shogun" by Ivonice Satie
"Abbey Road" by Antonio Gomez
Solo de claquettes by Fabien Ruiz
and danced other works by: Régine Chopinot, Francois Rafinot, Bertrand D'At, Jacques Garnier...etc
1992 became a permanent dancer at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes Claude Brumachon-
Benjamin Lamarche, and participated creations :
Nina, Emigrants, Les Avalanches, Una vita, Aventure Extraordinaire, Humains dites-vous? and Hotel Central.
And performed other works : Texane, Folie, Fauve, Chemins Oubliés, Los Ruegos and le Festin.
1999 co-founder and assistant of the Company Anima’s Animal Art / Esther Aumatell Ester, and participated in all creations :
La Vallée de la Nuit, Rosier Désir, L'Armoire de Martirio, Alma, Flowers of Romance, Les Nouvelles Lunaires,
Murmures, Fly and Amapolas Badabadoc.
Giving dance classes for children, amatures and teachers and also workshops and master class. And as an assistant
for the Company Claude Brumachon and Company Esther Aumatell...and re-staged their works :
« l’Armoire de Martirio » by Esther Aumatell re-staged for the Ballet Kiel Im Werftpark, Germany.
« Les Indomptés » by Claude Brumachon, for the Paris Opera, Ballet Philippines, Ballet de Rhin Ballet de Roubaix,
Le Jeune Ballet de France...and other works for the Conservatory of Paris, Lyon and Nantes.
Also choroegraphed several works for Ballet Manila, Airdance, Academy One etc...and some solos for competitions in Seul,
Korea, Nagoya, Japan, Jakarta, Grand Prix de Lausanne and France.
Received le diplôme d'état (The Diploma of State) as a dance instructor in contemporary dance in France.
1994 - Received a "Parangal ng Bayan" (People's tribute) handed by Senator Vicente Sotto at Malacañang, PHILIPPINES
1998 - Awarded a Florence Gould Foundation, special price of the jury (solo division) at the Paris International Dance Competition
at the Theatre Champs-Elysées. The title was signed by Caroline Carlson and handed by the former First Lady, Bernadette CHIRAC.
2010 - 1st prize on the 5th Choreographic Competition in Sabadell, Spain. « Fly » a duo Choreography : Esther Aumatell Ester
2018 - Awarded Best Choreography in a Musical "Ding ang Bato" with the students of the School of Design and Arts, St. Benilde.
"Pti dej à Darbefeuille" choreographed and performed by Anna-Maria Besnier Bayon & Ernest S. Mandap
at the Pina BAUSCH Theater in Essen, Germany
"White Lies" by Bianca Sere Pulungan at the Rübühne Theater Essen, Germany
2011 "For the Unsaid" by Fang-Yu Shen at the Schauspiel Essen, Germany
2012 "EN.VOL" Hotel Dance Room by AnimaL AnimaS / Esther Auamtell Ester at the Graner Barcelona, Spain
2013 "Au Nom du Père" Cie F521.I - Ingrid Florin, Paris
2014 "Une Heure au Palais" Cie Philippe Jamet, Paris / Bourges "Bodies in Urban Space" Cie Willie Dorner, Bienne, Suisse
2012-2019 "PETER PAN, The Never Ending Story" World Arena Tour - with the Music Hall, Brussels, Belgium
2017-2019 "Les Sonneurs de Noël" - Les Nocturnales de Luc Petit Création, Brussels Belgium
2018-2019 "Le Bal à Boby" - Cie NGC 25, Nantes France
2019-2020 "Cinderella" Music Hall Antwerpen, Belgium