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Jon-Paul Mateo, a native New Yorker, started studying dance at the age of 12. He took classes at BDC and studied from icons such as the late Frank Hatchett.
Jon-Paul’s family moved to Florida and he started his professional career in Orlando, FL. at Disney World. He has danced and sang for companies such as Universal Orlando, Universal Japan, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Norwegian Cruise lines.
As a performer Jon-Paul ha...read more
Jon-Paulʼs class begins with a technique focused warm up concentrating on ballet, jazz and core techniques. It is designed to enhance strength and awareness of body alignment. After the warm up there will be several across-the-ﬂoor combinations that focus on jazz technique elements.
All combinations very however all combinations prepare you for a professional performance level/career in dance. Above all Jon-Paul teaches you to step out of your box and go beyond the mirror. Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch, but above all, LIVE!