Sexy Street Intro

This class is taught by:

Jojo Zolina

Jojo Zolina is a Filipino Canadian born in the Philippines, raised in Victoria B.C. and pursued his dance career in Vancouver B.C. Jojo has continually trail-blazed a style and standard that has filtered itself into today’s mainstream dance world. With unstoppable artistry, Jojo has continued to constantly reinvent a technique that has quickly become coveted by several artists, including, Madonna, La Roux, Michael Buble, and Nelly Furtado. His craft has given him the opportunity to travel to continent as far as USSR, Europe, Asia and North America to represent and share his art. He is a well known commodity in the dance industry worldwide earning the respect from the best in the business. Jojo is a dance alchemist, boldly melding elements of ethnic folk dance, hip hop, funk, vogueing, waacking, house, reggaeton, dancehall, contemporary and latin.
He owns Jojo Zolina Productions, in which he has choreographed music videos for Cory Lee and Brock Zanrosso (YTV), and performed with Michael Buble, K-OS, La Roux, and Nelly Furtado. Jojo is currently travelling teaching dance workshop and performing internationally as part of original cast of Spectra's Cabaret.

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Andree Desrochers

Andrée Desrochers has had a passion to perform and entertain since a very young age. At the age of six, Andrée was enrolled in theatre and dance classes and never turned back. She has trained in various styles such as contemporary, hip-hop,jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap, musical theatre and some ballroom styles.

In 2010 she reached the top 40 So You Think You Can Dance Canada. She has had the pleasure of performing on a Broadway Stage as part of the 2012 Easter Bonnet raising money for the Broadway cares/Equity fights aids. Andrée has appeared in a JB’s Power Centre commercial as well as appeared in local singer songwriter, Jasmine Singh’s “Whatcha Gonna Do” music video. She has also had the pleasure of training at many elite dance studios in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and at the World Dance Movement in Bari Italy.

CJ Damaso

CJ is one of the most captivating female dancers to hit the Vancouver dance scene. Since dancing at the the age of 3, in genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, she was always that dancer that stood out and showed great potential. Hip Hop became her forte and first love around her junior high years, and has escalated since. Originally from Edmonton, AB, she began teaching, training more, and creating more. She was one of the most elite dancers in 3rd Street Beat, an all hip hop dance company. This granted her many scholarships and awards at competitions. Also bringing her opportunities to take part in the Grey Cup, Muchmusic, and open up at club events for such artists as Chris Brown, Lloyd, and Rihanna. In 2007, she made the move to the big city of Vancouver, and has been blessed with experiences since.
These include KTL dance company and 247 company; performing in local choreography showcases like The Main Event and Urban Alchemy; opportunities to train and perform in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Beijing, China in 2010; Additionally being able teach at Harbour Dance Center, Studio 604, and Danzmode Productions.
In 2010, she created a female dance project "Cassie Jackson," where they competed and were finalists in Artists Emerge 2010&2011, a national hip hop competition in Edmonton, AB, and performed a production piece she directed, at World of Dance Vancouver 2013. And in 2014, she performed in a piece choreographed by Jose "Hollywood" Ramos.
CJ has innovated into a style of hip hop that best suits her. Definitely making a name for herself in the city. Most may describe it as street jazz, or jazz funk, or commercial choreography. But all will say its full out! Despite the dispute of "real hip hop," she believes in the new innovations of the genre. She also believes in staying inspired. "My biggest inspirations besides the top choreographers of today, and the youtube stars, would be the stars I get to dance with everyday- my friends. They are the biggest influence to the dancer I am today." CJ encourages uniqueness, being able to step out of your box, and living/dancing to your fullest. She hopes to not only teach movement, but the purpose of it, and inspiration behind it. CJ continues to "step out of her box" training under top choreographers in the city. Her love for dance and performing is evident throughout her everyday life- work, studio, or stage. She is proud to represent for Vancity dancers, all female dancers, and being the best dancer you can be.

Mary Gavilan

Mary has spent a lifetime of love and passion for dance since her childhood. She has had training in a variety of styles from R.A.D. Ballet , Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical , Contemporary Jazz, Hiphop , Street Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, and Polynesian.
Mary has trained under Harbour Dance Centre's "Endangered " for three seasons where she was the dance captain and the Junior Assistant Director for Season 2016-2017.
Now currently one of the Directors of "Honey" a new Sexy Street performance training group launching September 2017.

She has danced for the Olympics "Red Mitten Mob" , The Bay , Lise Watier, Taboo, Vancouver Sports Event ,   Vancity Project , Dreams Take Flight and PraiseTEAM's "On Air" and "Spectrum" Shows along with teaching in the Lower Mainland.
Mary has currently graduated from Blanche Macdonald as a Certified Make Up Artist and Hairstylist but has the time to constantly train in dance and share her passion.

Julio Fuentes

Julio is no stranger to the performing arts and has been singing since the age of 4. Originally from the Philippines, he belongs to a family of performers and grew up exposed to show business, thanks to his parents.

Although dance came late in his life at the age of 19, Julio immediately fell in love with it and started training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hiphop. He has had the privilege of performing, coaching, choreographing and adjudicating all over the USA, Canada, Europe, Guam, and the Philippines. His choreography has garnered him 1st place overall and many choreography awards in competitions across Canada and the United States. His credits include Fashion Rocks Canada, America’s Best Dance Crew Canadian Tour, Two From Galilee, adjudicating for the International Dance Challenge, Dance Olympus, Thunderstruck, Dance Manitoba and many others.

In recent years, Julio has really been motivated to inspire others to be storytellers, both as choreographers and as dancers, and seeks to help others dance beyond what they feel their bodies can do. Julio hopes to continue traveling with his work and be inspired through working with different artists and dancers.

Julio is currently the director and founder of The Aviary, a performance-based company which started in September 2014 and is based out of Harbour Dance Centre.

Watch for Julio in the upcoming production of In The Heights at Arts Club Theatre in the spring of 2015.

Joe Tuliao

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Joe Tuliao has established himself as an innovative and emerging talent in Vancouver’s dance scene. Joe started training in dance at the age 8. He has excelled in a variety of styles including contemporary, tango, street jazz & hip hop.

Joe has been featured in music videos (Tristan Thompson) & live performances such as WEday Vancouver 2015. Recently he had the opportunity to dance behind the legendary Janet Jackson in her first concert “Unbreakable” in Vancouver.Joe had the privilege to work with choreographers from LA such as José Hollywood, who currently choreographs for Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé. Joe is also a member of ‘The Faculty’ an all male crew composed of Vancouver’s top male choreographers/dancers. Joe recently started a dance training program, “Illustrative Society”,that focus on enhancing their craft in the dance industry. Currently, he mainly teaches out of the prestigious Harbour Dance Centre & Studio604 in Vancouver.

Sexy Street is an awesome mixture of urban hip-hop and commercial-style street jazz. The choreography is sexy, Beyoncé-like, and *strong*! With a great warm-up that is guaranteed to get you sweating, this class is well-rounded workout from start to finish. Sneakers or heels for footwear. Open to all genders.
See an example of class here: 
Intro level for beginners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Wed Nov 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Thu Nov 23 6:35 pm - 7:35 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Fri Nov 24 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Gavilan
  • Tue Nov 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Wed Nov 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Julio Fuentes
  • Thu Nov 30 6:35 pm - 7:35 pm with Joe Tuliao
  • Fri Dec 01 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Tue Dec 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Wed Dec 06 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Julio Fuentes
  • Thu Dec 07 6:35 pm - 7:35 pm with Joe Tuliao
  • Fri Dec 08 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Tue Dec 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Wed Dec 13 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Julio Fuentes
  • Thu Dec 14 6:35 pm - 7:35 pm with Joe Tuliao
  • Fri Dec 15 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Tue Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andree Desrochers
  • Wed Dec 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Julio Fuentes
  • Thu Dec 21 6:35 pm - 7:35 pm with Joe Tuliao
  • Fri Dec 22 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Andree Desrochers


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