João Oliveira (a.k.a. John Holiver) was born in Salvador, Bahia, which is where he started dancing forró as a teenager. Today he has more than 13 years of experience dancing forró. His most recent influence comes from Pé Descalço, where he found new appreciation for the technical side of the dance, improving concepts as body of dance, body leading and musicality. João resides in Stockholm, Sweden since 2016 and is sharing his knowledge with the forrozeiros of Sweden. His aim, in the role of a teacher, is to help spread forró even more and help to create a happy and vibrant community.