É o criador de uma metodologia própria de ensino da Dança de Salão onde a mesma é tratada como expressão dos sentimentos do dançarino pelo movimento, a respeito de si próprio e da busca de um conhecimento maior sobre o outro. Em 1986, montou sua própria escola, o Centro de Dança Jaime Arôxa, pela qual já passaram mais de 30.000 alunos. Até hoje, formou mais de 100 professores de dança de salão e continua formando novos profissionais em todo Brasil e exterior.
Além de professor, Jaime Arôxa trabalha como coreógrafo tendo atuado em peças, filmes, novelas e shows. Durante estes anos já realizou mais 50 trabalhos coreográficos nas mais diversas mídias das artes cênicas, incluindo coreografias de comissões de frente em diversas Escolas de Samba.
Estudou salsa em Cuba e Costa Rica, fazendo intercâmbio na Escola Nacional de Cuba, Dança de Competição em vários países da Europa, entre eles: França, Itália e Alemanha. Estuda tango há mais de dez anos na Argentina, tendo feito aula com os melhores mestres de Tango de Buenos Aires. Foi o primeiro e único brasileiro até o momento a ser jurado no campeonato Mundial de Tango.
Introduziu a Lambada no Rio de Janeiro em 1989. Estudou Jazz com Enid Sauer e Ballet Clássico com Jean Marie. Possui grande experiência na área de contato e improviso. Desenvolveu amplo conhecimento teatral com trabalhos feitos para diretores importantes como: Mauro Rasi, Domingos Oliveira, Amir Haddad, Moacyr Góes, Paulo Betti, Henrique Dias, entre outros.
Foi pioneiro, idealizou, dirigiu e coreografou Espetáculos de Dança de Salão e danças populares tais como: Salão Brasil, Lambada Alada, Com o Brilho do Teu Olhar, Viva Brasil, Rio de Vários Sambas, Cá Entre Nós, Um pouco de tudo muito de mim, Romance, entre outros.
Atualmente é jurado no Programa da Xuxa (Dancing Brasil) rede Record.
Jaime Arôxa is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, speaker and entrepreneur who was born on April 15th 1961 in Ibura, Recife (State of Pernambuco in Brazil). He is
considered one of the greatest professionals of the dance in Brazil because he
contributed greatly to the country’s artistic history and influenced thousands of professionals around the world.
He has trained more than 300 teachers using his own didactic for ballroom dancing in his schools. These teachers work in Brazil and around the world generating quality knowledge to the international dance community. Alongside his life as a teacher, Arôxa choreographs pieces, films, soap operas and shows. He also travels around the world to spread his teaching methodology.
Since he was young, Jaime has always shown artistic sensitivity and vocation to dance. So he moved permanently from his hometown Recife to one of the largest metropolises in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro in the 80’s. There, he discovered ballroom dance by Maria Antonieta who was the oldest teacher in the country.
His passion for art and his dedication to being a professional dancer and teacher encouraged Arôxa to found his own school in 1986. He created his own teaching methodology for ballroom dancing at this school. His method emphasises the expression of dancer’s feelings for the movement and the respect for oneself. The methodology also generates deep knowledge about the other.
The hot dance lambada was developing in the North of Brazil and it was taken to the State of Rio de Janeiro by Jaime Arôxa in 1989. He contributed to its wide diffusion throughout the country and later in the world. He choreographed and danced his first television job at the opening of the soap opera “Kananga do Japão” of extinct Manchete television network between 1989 and 1990. This job provided him with national projection and several other invitations for theatre and television.
Jaime studies continuously for the improvement of the dance and his development as a better dancer and teacher of different modalities. He studied jazz with Enid Sauer and classical ballet with Jean Marie. In addition, he developed his theatrical knowledge because of jobs for important directors, such as: Mauro Rasi, Domingos Oliveira, Amir Haddad, Moacyr Góes, Paulo Betti, Henrique Dias and others.
Other studies were of salsa in Cuba and Costa Rica through exchange at the National School of Cuba. He also went to study competition dance in several countries in Europe such as France, Italy and Germany. And he has studied tango for over ten years in Argentina with the best old local masters. Thus he considers Buenos Aires his second city. Additional knowledge were developed in the areas of contact and improvisation.
Jaime Arôxa planned and carried out the “I Encontro Internacional de Dança de Salão”(1st Ballroom Dance International Meeting) in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1995. This event was attended by people from various parts of the world. This marked the beginning of a teacher recycling in the pair dances. He also held the “II Encontro Internacional de Dança de Salão” and International Meeting of Ballroom Dance) in 1997. In this event, he presented the competitive dance to the Brazilian public. On this occasion, Jaime brought to Rio de Janeiro the pair of Danish’s world champions of Ballroom Dancing of the season.
Currently, Jaime organizes and teaches his Teachers Course (Curso de Professores Jaime Arôxa) twice a year on Brazilian vacations in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The classes are made by teachers and dancers from all over the country who wish to develop their didactics and personal dance. The content of the course prioritises teaching techniques developed by Arôxa in his career. In it, themes such as Conduction and Contact, Musicality, Posture and Equilibrium are valued.
Jaime Arôxa Dance School (Escola de Dança Jaime Arôxa – EDJA) In addition to the school that opened in 1986 in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Jaime now has other subsidiaries in the Brazil. His schools are complete art centers that offer styles beyond the ballroom dance rhythms. In these places, there are classes of ballet, jazz, stretching, yoga, ballet for musicals, tap dance and other arts. Classes are offered to the general public and for the professional training of teachers and dancers. The spaces are also prepared to receive balls, auditions and rehearsals from the Jaime Arôxa Dance Company.