is inspired by his experience of living the Gay-Mexican-American dream, and strives to create dance choreography that inspires young dancers to make dance and seek higher education. In 2010 he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Texas Woman’s University and as a graduate student he was awarded the highly prestigious national honor, the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.
This fellowship provided funding to launch his contemporary dance company, CholoRock Dance Theatre
. Since receiving his degree, Zamora’s work has been described by DFW dance reviewer, Margaret Putnam, “as exuberant theatricality with a traditional Mexican folklorico flavor…..This was not about whirling skirts, stamping feet and stolen kisses, but dance based in the present –that is, a time of turmoil, unease and distrust. Jose Zamora captures that unrest with a style both deceptively simple and yet sophisticated. Almost every dance sputtered with a ferocity that came from the gut.”
His work has been performed in Houston, McAllen, the DFW area, Louisiana, Washington DC and the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico. Along with his role as the artistic director of his dance company, he is the 21st Century Site Coordinator at Calhoun Middle School, a dance teacher at Denton Dance Conservatory and an Adjunct Professor at TWU.