Born and Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Jovanni Soto (26) has always known dance to be his way of inspiring the world. Since the age of 14, he has trained in numerous amount of styles and has gone on to share the stage with notable credits such as Paula Abdul, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, and many more.
He began his formal training at the Boston Arts Academy in 2007 majoring in classical dance. Alongside his high school studies, he simultaneously trained at Origination Cultural Arts Center. In 2011, Jovanni was accepted to The Juilliard School in New York City where he continued his classical training with prestigious company and names such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Martha Graham.
After his first year at Juilliard, Jovanni decided to further his studies by exploring and adapting to urban street and cultural styles such as Hip-Hop, Street-Jazz, African, and Salsa. After being given the opportunity to perform at a live Gap Industrial, Jovanni decided he wanted to pursue a full-time career in Commercial Dance after graduation.
In 2015, Jovanni was signed to Clear Talent Agency Group. With their representation, Jovanni has been fortunate to be a part of major music videos, award shows, tours and live performances all around the world. He is an alumnus of Luam Keflegzy’s Rock the Industry Commercial Dance workshop series, was chosen out of hundreds to be a part of the Monsters of Hip Hop Cast show under the creative direction of Rhapsody James, and has recently toured with Demi Lovato & the Iconic Paula Abdul.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Jovanni hopes that with the knowledge and experienced gained as a performer he will continue to travel the world doing what he does best.