Labayen Dance/SF described by Dance Magazine as "Labayen Dance/SF and choreographer Enrico Labayen succeeded in combining gracefully the technical precision and elegance of classical ballet with the innovation of modern arthypnotic and mesmerizing, a refreshing vision of contemporary dance."; And Arab Daily in Jordan described the work as "Labayen creates indelible images in dance that one cannot easily forget... sheer genius" and Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam, Germany hailed the company as "Labayen and his dance company has to seen in the major stages of the worlda novel constellation." Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, Enrico Labayen creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. The Company is a grantee of California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission California Artists Series, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, International Theater Institute (Asia), National Commission on Arts and Culture (Philippines), University of the Philippines (UP) Film Department, Arts International (USA), NY State Council, The Zellerbach Family Fund, The Hotel Tax Fund, The Asian and Asian-Pacific Islander Cultural Grant for United States of Asian Americans
Mr. Labayen has received awards, fellowships & citations from Beaux Arts Society of New York as Dancer of the Year; The Dutch Ministry of Cultural Exchange Fellowship Award , Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music Residency Fellowship Choreographer of the Year award by Manila Chronicle (Philippines) ; The Isadora Duncan Award (The Izzies) for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (USA); Filipino American Faces of the Century "...one of the Filipino Americans whose lives celebrate all that the Filipino American is capable of and have truly shaped our history in the United States and given the Filipino Americans and its community the inspiration to realize their dreams"; Filipinas Achievement Award (USA) - "His achievement in creating an extensive body of work that has enriched the lives of those who witnessed it, gathering critical and popular acclaim for artistic and cultural endeavors and symbolizing both the accomplishments of Filipino individuals and arts organizations and the challenge of increasing opportunities for minorities in the future." ;The City of Manilas Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award (Guardian of Art and Culture) for Dance in the 2004 (Manila Day) celebration; Named as a Global Filipino by The Filipino Channel, International (TFC), an ABS-CBN International; Cultural Caregiving Travel Grant to Australia; Guest lecturer at University of New South Wales, Sydney; Residency at Djerassi Artists Residency (US), Rimbun Dahan Artist Residency (Malaysia).