Jiva José Velázquez Panadam was born in 21 of july in 1995 in asunción Paraguay. Started his dance studies at 6 years old at the Municipal Institute of Asunción, getting the title of dancer in the year 2009. He continued his studies in the Superior Institute of Bellas Artes between 2010 and 2012.
Jiva has participated in many national and international dance competition. Getting gold medals in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2011 was Bailarín revelación at the international competition of Danzamerica organized in Villa Calos Paz, Argentina.
In 2013, at 17 years of age, he joined as back up of the Ballet Estable of Teatro Colón under the direction of Lidia Segni. In February of 2014 he become a company member of the Teatro Colón.
In the Company he has danced many roles including Cinderella (Franz), Swan Lake (Benno, Jester), Sylvia (Goats) and Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio, Mercutio), Corsair (Ali), Don Quixote (Basilio).