juan chino

First of the MONTH is back.

With David ARROYO and Juan “Chino” Zapata

And if you don’t know who they are, then read up.

David Arroyo began dancing shortly after his 21st birthday with Rutgers University’s RAPS Dance Troupe. Shortly after, he became a member of FR3SH Dance Company where he became Captain and Choreographer. In the summer of 2008 he co-founded and co-directed the FR3SH Juniors for their inaugural season. He has also danced with Rutgers University’s SercisCompany (SiC), and has won numerous awards at various competitions. He has performed, taught, and also showcased his own choreography at events & venues such as Carnival: The Choreographer’s Ball NY, Culture Shock D.C.’s ECDC, The Meadowlands Expo Center, NJPAC, Culture Shock: Ottawa Showcase, and in such locations as New York, New Jersey, Boston, Rhode Island, San Francisco, and Ottawa. In 2008 he signed with Bloc NY Talent Agency and has worked with Atlantic Recording Artist Bayje, crossover artist BoA for her US album promo and has appeared on MTV, MTV2, MTV Iggy and PinoyTV. After an almost 2 year hiatus, David was asked to be a dancer and contributing choreographer for LPAC Dance Competition’s Gaga Project as well as UPak’s Sybarite showcase. You can find David training at Broadway Dance Center, Monster’s of Hip Hop Conventions, and his favorite, The Pulse on Tour.

Juan “Chino” Zapata took his first dance class in Medellin, Colombia at the age of 10. He enjoyed dance so much that he knew this was what he was born to do and has been dancing ever since then. He has explored and trained in a variety of styles from hip-hop, to contemporary, and even ballet, which have helped him identify himself as a dancer and a person. He was the founder, director, and choreographer of a Queens based dance team known as World Class Dancers.He has also toured and choreographed for Don Omar’s latin group “Marcy Place” on their 10 city east coast tour. In 2010, he co-produced LPAC Dance Competition where he also choreographed/created the GaGa Project performance. He has also danced and choreographed for E.P.I.C. Motion and has taught workshops in NYC. He has danced in Dennis Caindec’s “Pleasure Pagoda” at 2010 ECDC, showcased at Sybarite with UPak, dances for Stryke Force Ent., and is continually training at Broadway Dance Center, The Pulse On Tour and Monsters of Hip Hop.