Originally from Italy, Paola started dancing when she was 6 years old. She started her training in Ballroom and Boogie Woogie / Rock'n'Roll styles; doing competitions all around Italy. At the age of 14, she decided to concentrate in 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 corporate events, private parties, short and feature films, 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 nd Roll) Tap.



With 12 years 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 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 Campion & 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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Dance Director
Paola has been working with Zoo since 2009 and has been an integral part of the Zoo “machine”. Now as our Dance Director, Paola sits in the driver's seat at Zoo and specialises in choreography for productions, TV, Film & events. She started dancing age 6 competing in rock’n’roll & boogie boogie. She studied ballet and jazz before becoming a professional dancer and choreographer in Rome, then London.
Creative Director
Jessica is the founder of Zoo, and our Creative Director. Her role at Zoo revolves around managing the staff and overseeing that all projects at Zoo remain true to our core values of creativity and personal development. Jessica is also the mastermind behind CheerConditioning.Academy - our cheerleading fitness online platform for the international cheer community.
Cheer Coach
Shanique is the Head Coach for ZR Cheerleaders and teaches our weekly classes at Soho Gyms. Having been cheerleading since 2008, she started at Kingston University where she gained her BA Degree in Dance. She has a cheer coaching qualification and has coached from minis to university teams, taught cheer and dance classes in local schools been a competitive cheer athlete at Unity Allstars. She has also been a part of Zoo for many years, competing with the pom dance team and performing at events.
Meet Our Dancers
Our professional team of dancers at Zoo Riot have a wealth of experience, technique sprinkled with that extra Zoo magic! Available for performances, events and media productions - explore our dancers profiles!
The ZR Crew
The ZR Crew is made up of Zoo Riot members who have been with Zoo for 1 year or more, or who come from a professional dance background. Everyone on the ZR Crew has a small role to help the running of our dance club, to take care of our community of members, but also to teach parties, manage events and think of fun things for Zoo to do!
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Welcome to London's Dance Party Central! Since 2008, Zoo Riot is an award-winning dance company that specialises in productions, choreography, flash mobs, cheerleading and hen parties.

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