JOJO “DANCER” ZOLINA
Jonathan Zolina, better known by his stage name as Jojo Dancer is a Filipino/Canadian Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer, Event Producer and Actor. Best known for continually trail-blazing a style and standard that has filtered itself into today’s mainstream dance world.
With unstoppable artistry
Jojo has continued to reinvent a technique that has quickly become coveted by several artists, including, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Michael Buble and La Roux. His craft has given him the opportunity to travel all over the globe. To countries including Russia, India, Japan, France, Spain, Amsterdam and to the Middle East.
His fluid and signature style has captured audiences internationally at events such as the illustrious London, Paris, Toronto and Vancouver Fashion Weeks. He is a well-known commodity in the dance industry worldwide, earning the respect from his peers who are some of the best in the business.
Among his noteworthy achievements
Jojo has performed in several feature films and television series. Including, Aaliyah Bio Epic, Pacific Rim, RAGS, Dr. Doolittle 3, Reefer Madness, The Next Step, The L-Word, Eureka, and Caprica. He’s also been a judge for New Music Live on Much Music and he was a choreographer for 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Jojo also played the main character in the award-winning stage musical for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in 2015, Prison Dancer. He’s one of the Original Cast of the 2016 Spectra’s Cabaret and Pixel on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
Dance can break barriers
Believing dance can break barriers and inspire change, Jojo has become a dance alchemist. Boldly melding elements of ethnic folk dance, hip-hop, funk, vogueing, waacking,
house, reggaeton, dancehall, contemporary and salsa. He has studied under and worked with some of the most renowned names in the business including Martha Carter and
Jennifer Mascall. Plus several Modern Dance Companies to Street dance pioneers like Mop Top Crew, Electric Boogaloos, IHOW, and House of Xtravaganza.
He’s also had the pleasure of working as the Creative Director for GSG Productions, in which he has choreographed music videos for Cory Lee, Brock Zanrosso YTV, and performed with Michael Buble, K-OS, La Roux, and Nelly Furtado, the 2013 Beauties of Asia Pageant and Miss Philippines Beauty Pageant.
In an effort to help strengthen community and inspire youth to realize their creativity he has started several dance crews in Canada such as Over The Influence (Hip Hop)
, House of La Douche(Waacking and Vogue), Bucky TOP(Dancehall), Waacouture(Waacking) Disco Love Child (House and Waacking) and House of Dangerkat (Various Artists).
Back to his roots
Jojo is excited to be back to where he started his journey in Dance, in Vancouver, BC. Now with plenty of experience as a freestyle dancer, he’s excited to share his knowledgeand expertise to help the local’s dancers evolve.
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