Dave and Zoë are known worldwide as dedicated teachers and performers in over 25 countries spanning 6 continents, striving towards a unique athletic dance form they refer to as “acrobatic dance.”  This style of Acrobatic Dance includes an integration of circus, sports acrobatics, partner lifts, handstand training, and trampoline with many dance forms such as Latin dance, Afro-Cuban folklore, ballroom, and contemporary dance.   Past and present training is with many coaches inside and outside the US.

Formed in 2005 by Dave Paris and Zoë Klein, Paradizo Dance are five-time 1st Place title-holders of 2008-10 cabaret divisions in Latin Hustle, Swing, World Country Dance competitions, and most recently for US Swing Open Dance Championships 2009.  They have performed for a variety of venues and audiences including: NY Knicks halftiime shows, The Box nightclub in NYC, Rocking Horse Ranch in NY, Tribeca Film Festival in NY, Cuba Libre nightclub in Atlantic City, American Cancer Society Johnstown PA, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, the Spiegeltent, Dollars for Dogs in Anchorage AL, and many private events, fundraisers, conventional theaters and dance congresses in Asia, Europe, Central America and Australia.  However, Paradizo Dance left extraordinary impressions on millions of fans nation-wide as semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent” TV competition summer 2009.

Dave and Zoë tour regularly, teaching Lifts & Tricks classes, workshops & private lessons in NYC and San Francisco.  Dave and Zoë are determined to push the boundaries of acrobatic expression. 
Dave Paris teaches and performs a unique blend of aerial acrobatics, and New York style Salsa dancing with his dance partner Zoë Klein. Together he is a co-producer of Paradizo Dance, an acrobatic dance company dedicated to integrating hand-to-hand doubles, aerial dance, partner lifts and other dance forms within a seamless arc of transitions that forms its own unique blend of movement and expression. He has appeared as top 20 semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, Maury Pauvich, Telemundo, and Eurosport.  

Dave has performed in 22 countries over 6 continents for various dance festivals, cruises and nightclubs.  He has won several 1st Place Titles in West Coast Swing Cabaret, Salsa Cabaret, Latin Hustle Cabaret and Theater Arts Divisions with his partner Zoë Klein.  He is the producer of 13 instructional video DVDs entitled "Salsa Lift and Aerials" and " Salsa For Gringos."   He studied for seven years under the two most internationally acclaimed salsa-dancing schools: Eddie Torres and  Razzmtazz.   

Dave and Zoë joined forces in 2005.  By day, Dave teaches 7th grade English and runs an Acrobatic-Salsa kids team at M.S. 88 in Brooklyn; by night, Dave travels to all the major Salsa congresses around the world including those in Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland, China, Korea, Puerto Rico, and Canada.  

Dave dreams of implementing a middle school acrobatic dance curriculum that integrates a rigorous academic program. 
Zoë Klein is a dancer, acrobat and lighting designer born in Colombia and raised in Brooklyn NY.  She is co-director of Paradizo Dance, an acrobatic dance company dedicated to integrating hand-to-hand doubles, aerial dance, partner lifts and other dance forms within a seamless arc of transitions that forms its own unique blend of movement and expression.  Zoë is passionate about individual expression within athletic partnering revealed through performance.

Zoë graduated from Hampshire College in 2001 with a B.A. in Dance and Cultural Studies. Zoë has studied modern dance and improvisation all her life and has shown work at WAX, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Danspace Project, Inc.  Zoë is a 2011 graduate of the San Francisco Circus Center Professional Acrobatic Training Program with Master Lu Yi specializing in Hand to Hand.  She began circus as a 3 year apprentice to an all women’s circus company LAVA in NYC.  She was a co-founding member of the circus/theater company KIRKOS with Kate Magram.  She has performed for Cirque Boom, Bindlestiff Family Circus, Circus Bella, as well as Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, NBA half-time shows, America’s Got Talent, SO You Think You Can Dance, and dance festivals all over Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America.

Adopted from Colombia, Zoë maintains a strong interest in Latin culture, particularly Afro-Cuban dance. In the summer of 2000, she studied Afro-Cuban Folkloric dance and drumming at Nacional Escuela Del Arte in Havana, Cuba.  She continues this path now in performing Salsa with Dave Paris.  

Zoë was a Technical Director at Danspace Project Inc. for four years, as well as Technical Director/Light Designer for Brooklyn Arts Exchange for five years where she has also served as Board Member.  Zoë has been company Lighting Designer for Eva Dean Dance and continues to use her technical skills and lighting artistry to inform her acrobatic and dance creative process. David Paris Zoë Klein Company Description Biography a b