Danilo Jose (DJ) de Joya began dancing in 2010 with Praise TEAM studio. He has trained in various styles such as hip-hop, locking, popping, breaking and contemporary. Aside from Praise TEAM, DJ has trained with one of Vancouver’s most premier hip-hop teams in UNITY Dance Company. Training with UNITY from 2015 – 2020, DJ is now ready to share his insight and train the next generation of students at Panorama!

Competing since 2012, DJ has competed at many local competitions like Synergy, Peak, Dance Power, Terpsichore and the Dance World Cup. With Unity, DJ has had the privilege of dancing in many high-level international competitions including, World of Dance, Bridge NorCal, Collaboration NorCal and Fusion XVIII / XIX.

DJ is currently studying at Simon Fraser University in the History program. He intends to become a high school teacher, where he plans to teach Social Studies and Dance.