Born and raised in Cebu, Philippines, Robert Encila is a professional singer, actor, and certified teacher. An alumnus of the University of Arizona, he taught high school and college theater in his beloved Tucson where he also founded Studio Connections, a non-profit theater company and arts organization for children and youth. Since 1994, he has directed over a hundred productions, including some of his favorites: Chicago, Noises Off, Man of La Mancha, JB, A Man of No Importance, Pippin, America Hurrah, and Sunday in the Park with George. Robert returns to Manila with his daughter, Maya, a budding triple-threat performer who currently stars in Repertory Philippines' Beauty and the Beast. Robert is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.