Vo Vera follows a rigid path that speaks for the highest version his Self. A Latin abstraction that means, “to religiously devote oneself to,” Vo Vera is the amalgamation of a lifetime of seeking balance while carving out his way. He functions to inspire others’ connection to a higher sense of Self with out-of-the-box concepts and perspectives that surround the human condition using his creative toolbox of dance language synthesis, performance arts, poetry, and photography.
Vo Vera has spent the last two plus decades identifying as a self-trained Bboy and dancer, having received formal dance training and several degrees from Arizona State University. Dancer, dance educator, movement architect, performance artist, poet and photographer, his pursuit of so many avenues speak to the devotion of his creative engine. He has choreographed for and performed work with groups including, Jacob Jonas The Company and The Sacred G’s. Choreography credits include the NBA pregame show and the NBA halftime show. Dance credits include Red Bull, Microsoft, PayPal, Yahoo!, and JanSport. As an educator, he has served since 2015 as Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, and as Faculty Adjunct at several Maricopa Community Colleges.
Over the years his movement artistry has been informed by Breaking, Yoga, hand balance, experimental street dance, and other street and club dance styles. They kneaded into a diverse practice, leading to the cross-pollination of something unique: A style unlike any other, and fresh presentation of creative, dynamic, intentional multidisciplinary performance art.
One outcome, Bodyknots & Balances, Vo Vera founded in 2019 to establish and brand the language for a phenomenon that he and movement artists across the world have been exploring. Taking this kind of body art a step further, he intersects his unique shapes with photography, environmental psychology, and poetry to generate powerful imagery.
Vo Vera is in the process of creating a self-portrait & poetry book that speaks to his life’s journey, from injury to recovery, overcoming a motorcycle accident that damaged his spine and handicapped him in 2019. Currently enrolled as a graduate student at ASU to obtain an MFA in Dance, Vo Vera is developing a movement technique that he calls Framing.
“Body is my medium; in motion and in stillness, in each fleeting moment, it generates my art.”
Freestyle & choreography, experimental street dance, Breaking, hand balance, ceremonial performance, crowd interaction, human statue.
NBL Pre-Game & Half-Time Show, Phillip Morris, HelmsBriscoe, Seacret, Yahoo!, JanSport, Budweiser, Red Bull, PayPal, Microsoft, Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl.
NBL Pre-Game & Half-Time Show.
Live Music Performance Credits
Diplo, Steve Aoki, Phutureprimitive, The Polish Ambassador, Purity Ring (DJ Set), DJ Qbert, DJ Nu-mark, Com Truise.
Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis Gathering: Oregon Eclipse, Lucidity Festival: Eudaimonia, What The Festival, Shambhala (Canada), Gem & Jam Festival.
Festival Teaching Experience
Sedona Yoga Festival 2016, ACDFA (American College Dance Festival Association) 2016-2020, What The Festival 2017.
Bboying – Since 2001
Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa since 2010; Ashtanga since 2017)
Hip Hop, Choreography, Popping, House, Freestyle – Since 2012
Hand Balance – Since 2016