Originally from Italy, Paola started dancing when she was 6 years old. She started her training in Ballroom and Boogie Woogie / Rock'nd Roll styles doing competitions all around Italy. At the age of 14, she decided to concentrate on Jazz and Ballet at the main Dance School in her home town, Bologna.
In her 20's she moved to Rome to start her career as a professional dancer, where she worked for some of the best Italian Choreographers (such as Luca Tommassini, Mauro Mosconi, Manolo Casalino, Franco Miseria, Bill Goodson) and Italian celebrities ( the likes of Claudio Baglioni, Enrico Montesano, Luisa Corna, Gigi Sabani, Senit, amongst many others).
Later Paola made the decision to further her career and expand her horizon by moving to London where she worked as a dancer for Gabrielle, Kayne West, Ashely Wallen, Hege Okstad, Leona Lewis, Hugh Grant & Meryl Streep and many more.
As a Choreographer, she has choreographed for films, TV commercials, music videos, corporate events, private parties, TV shows, and live concerts. Her main strength is her versatility and technical dancer/choreography skills. Areas of expertise include technical and lyrical Jazz, Modern, House Dance, Street Dance, Latin & Salsa, House, 50's styles (Jive/Boogie Woggie & Rock and Roll) Tap.
With 12 years of experience in cheerleading education, production, and entertainment - Jessica Zoo is an award-winning cheerleading talent management, producer, and international cheer industry expert. Jessica loves her 'Zoo' - founded in 2008, which gave origin to her stage name
Jessica Zoo is the founder of ZR London Dance Co and the mastermind behind our CheerConditioning.Academy which includes the CHEER PRO Dance Fitness program, choreographed by her.
Jessica is known for her unique style of professional cheerleading and creative fitness choreography (as well as her constant quest for technical perfection) her routines have been awarded National Champion & Grand Championship titles.
Coaching since 2006, and the past 10 years has allowed her to work internationally in London, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Sydney, and Cape Town - as well as developing and training cheer coaches all over the world through the CheerConditioning.Academy. Some of her credits include:
H&M - Happy Merry Christmas Advertising Campaign
Philipp Plein - Milan Fashion Show
Joe & Caspar Hit the Road USA - Premiere
Maties Cheerleaders - Varsity League Entertainment
Manchester City FC - Stage Entertainment
MTV Ident - Performance & Casting
Coke TV - Casting - Team Performance
Bad Bridesmaids - ITV - Guest Instructor
I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance - Choreographer - Performer
Real Life - Molly Beanland - Music Video - Choreographer, Casting
BT Sport - Special Guest - Team Performance
Because I Know That I Can - Andy Burrows - Music Video
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