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Java Panzo

Angola / Canada

Raised upon the African rhythms of Kizomba, kuduro and tribal dance and planting this new creativity and direction into this solid foundation, Java is eager to apply his skills to other forms of dance. He came to Toronto in 1998, looking for a new channel for his compelling love for life and movement. His skills as a dancer has taken him to performances around the world.

Java is an instructor, choreographer, MC, DJ and creative director with NZO DANCE ACADEMY. Dancing with the discipline of a professional athlete and the fluid sensuousness of his native rhythms, Java also has an acute understanding of dance as creative expression and communication with the music. When teaching dance instruction, Java aims to have each student discover his or her own relationship with the music, applying and reapplying his fundamental rule in dance: "Listen to the Music."

"Listen to the Music."