Educator | Choreographer | Performer | Artistic Director | Actor
Learning from Jojo feels like a collaboration since he takes such a personal interest in your growth. I feel I’ve made strides in such a short period of time because his style of teaching makes dance always enjoyable for me – which is the key to becoming a better dancer.
I have known and been friends with Jojo Zolina going on ten years now and I have nothing but great and fond memories with him. When I was a full time competitive dancer at my dance studio we had Jojo in to sub a few different times. His knowledge and vocabulary when it comes to every different style of dance is extremely educational.
Not only has he mastered the art of dance but the history behind the choreography and moves that he teaches. That takes years and years of practice, patience, travel, and professional work to master it and that he has. Since then Jojo and I have worked together on many movies and tv shows here in Vancouver. One thing I really admire and respect him for is his consistent drive in life with all that he does. I wish him the best and I look forward to celebrating all his successes ahead.
Not only was he extremely professional and reliable, he inspired the 120 students he taught throughout the day by teaching foundation within a few of the many Urban Dance styles that he has mastered in his career. What I appreciated most about Jojo was that he had the unique ability to enter a room, quickly analyze the class, and adapt his teaching to meet the needs of our incredibly diverse group of dancers. Every student felt success that day. We cannot wait until we have Jojo back again!
As the overall father of our House of La Douche, Jojo has passed on a legacy that he has been building for his community for decades. There is an understanding when you dance for or with Jojo that you are actively standing up for your rights as a dancer and performer; and most importantly, that you are executing your talent without ego and with massive amounts of love and motivation to propel Vancouver dance into the international spotlight.