Julius "Juju" Flores
Julius “Juju” Flores has been dancing since December 2006. He was offered a full scholarship to join the Honolulu Dance Performing Company, where he trained in ballet, jazz, and hip hop under the direction of Cathy Izumi and Elizabeth Miller. In 2008, he traveled to Los Angeles for a dance convention to represent Hawaii. It was at Dance Excellence that he was offered a chance to join the California Pacific College of Performing Arts, also known as The Young Americans College of Performing Arts. He has traveled throughout the United States teaching dance and music under the direction of Bill and Robyn Brawley while he also trained in performance technique. He also studied psychology to prepare himself with the tools to better analyze and understand his surrounding environment. In 2010, he performed with a group at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. During that same year, he was given another opportunity to join a dance company in Los Angeles. He trained in ballet and jazz under the direction of Lisa Diaz with her studio Legacy Dance Academy. He was exposed to amazing choreographers with whom he trained alongside and later joined Silver Lake Contemporary Ballet. As the year passed, he moved back to Hawaii and was offered a position as co-director at Honolulu Dance Studio where he shared the knowledge that he had gained from his training in dance. Julius was chosen to be a lead male dancer for Hawaii Opera Theatre, where he had the opportunity to work with some of the top opera artists. Julius has choreographed many top soloists for dance competitions and has been awarded First Overalls, Judges Choice, and Choreographer of the Year.
After spending a summer in San Francisco, California, training in modern and ballet with Alonzo King Lines Dance Center, Julius is now located in Seattle, Washington, where he hopes to expand his knowledge of dance and share his passion by teaching his crafts to all levels. His goal in life is to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them express their emotions through dance.
“Dance is not just a step. It’s who you are.”