Vo Vera (Angelo Sapienza) began his movement career as a B-boy in the streets of rural Arizona and Germany. Over the last 15+ years he has grown a heart for versatility, having received formal dance training from Arizona State University, MCC and SCC, two bachelor's degrees from ASU, and a RYT-200 Yoga Certificate from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. (SWIHA).
Instructor, choreographer, competitor, performance artist and model, his pursuit of so many avenues simultaneously speaks for the devotion and passion of his work. He has choreographed and performed with professional dance organizations and groups including The Be Kind People Project, EPIK Dance Company and The Sacred G’s. Both Vo and his choreographed works have been on platforms including the NBA pre-game show, the NBA half-time show, and Lightning in a Bottle. Since 2015, he has been teaching as faculty associate at ASU, and as faculty adjunct at MCCCD. As a dancer and movement artist his influences come from Abstract Breaking, Popping, Tutting, the Asana of Yoga, Hand Balancing and Experimental. His passions kneaded into a diverse kind of practice, which led him to cross-pollinate all he had accumulated. The outcome: A fresh and unique presentation of creative, dynamic, intentional movement.
"Body is my medium; in motion and in stillness, in space and in each fleeting moment, it becomes my sport. My canvas. My meditation."