CJ Damaso
Actor, Dancer
UBCP | ACTRA
“Be grateful. Be confident. LIVE YOUR LIFE.”
– CJ Damaso

CJ is one of the most captivating and unique female dancers to hit the Canadian dance scene. From an early age, she was the kind of dancer that stood out and showed great potential. She began teaching, training, and creating in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In 2007, CJ made the move to Vancouver, and has since been blessed with many experiences as a performer, educator and choreographer. She has worked with hip hop companies KTL Co, TwoFourSeven Company, World of Dance, The Main Event, and has trained and performed in Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, and Beijing, China. CJ is part of the esteemed teaching faculty at Vancouver’s Harbour Dance Centre- the hub of the professional dance scene.

Credits include the popular Descendants trilogy (Disney), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), The J Team (Nickelodeon), and The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (Netflix). CJ will soon be seen as the heavily recurring character Maria in the new Grease series Rise of the Pink Ladies (Paramount+), due to release in 2023.

Her next love is being a teacher and dance educator. CJ’s full out approach to jazz funk and commercial choreography has made her name well known in the city and across Canada. Her purpose as an educator is to strengthen dancers tools and technique, to push and inspire them to progress to the next level, and to achieve their fullest potential. She’s often preaching to “get in class”, raise the bar, and is dedicated to building smart dancers. You can catch her being her open and unapologetic self via social media, as well her passion and side hustle for styling photo shoots, media and concept videos.

CJ is a big supporter of Asian representation in the performing arts and beyond. She is proud to represent Vancity dancers, female dancers, short dancers, and stands for being the best dancer you can be.