Jo Quinones - LA

Jo Quinones has Latin Rhythms flowing through her veins. Having a mother from the Dominican Republicand a father from Puerto Rico she was raised being surrounded by different dance forms all of her life beginning with Ballet, Puerto Rican folklore and jazz at the early age of 5.

A versatile artist, Jo continued her study of dance by training in ballroom and Latin dance forms before becoming a professional in 1997. Soon after becoming an instructor, she managed the studio for two years. After leaving Arthur Murray Dance Studio she became an independent instructor holding group and private lessons all around the Inland Empire. Her passion for acting also led her to become a member of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

She is currently an Assistant Director in the Otero Dance Co. In June of 2002, she formed Afeenix Dance Co., an energetic group successfully dominating the Inland Empire. Her stage and television credits include salsa congresses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Puerto Rico, and special appearances at the Asian International Telecommunications Expo, Telemundo, Univision, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and CBS. She has been an invited guest performer at Cancun's Club Med and South Carolina's Sea Brook Island. She had tavelled all over the world teaching bachata and salsa.