Theresa Zaino - Biography
Born an "Air Force Brat" January 29, 1963 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Talent Agent Theresa Zaino spent most of her early childhood in England and upstate New York eventually settling in Palm Beach County, Florida when her father retired from the United States Air Force in 1973. Early on Theresa discovered she had a love for music and dance and during her teenage years was an active member of the North Palm Beach Country Club where she studied Jazz Dance and performed on stage in several musical shows. Theresa was also a dedicated member of the Jupiter "Warriors" Chorus throughout her middle and high school years performing in numerous school variety shows and holiday events throughout Palm Beach County. She was also a member of the Jupiter High School all girls chorus "Serenity" which in her Junior year won First Place for their outstanding performance at the Palm Beach County annual music contest in 1980.
After High School Theresa followed other avenues of interest to inlcude Nursing and Dental Assisting but soon found her way back to entertaining the public when she joined her future husband Danny Zaino with his martial arts program performing in many self defense demonstrations throughout the 1980's and 90's to later include her role as assistant head coach of their National Team Pepsi "Show Team" sponsored by Pepsi Americas. From 2000 to 2008 the team performed around the country with their unique and entertaining martial arts shows with Theresa in charge of running the music and announcing for all of their performances. In 2006 the team was the reccipient of the award "Outstanding Show Team" Of The Year which led to Theresa's career in online radio with The Danny & Theresa Zaino's "Martial Arts Radio Hour" co-hosted with husband Danny Zaino. The show originally aired on the Action Radio Network later moving to the Martial Arts Entertainment Radio they formed together in 2007 on the MASBTV NETWORK. In 2009 Theresa helped create the online magazine Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine followed in 2010 with the creation of Martial Arts Show Biz TV, an online interview reality based news show originally starring the Zaino family. In her spare time Theresa continued to audition for roles in television commercials but took a different direction with her entertainment career with the suggestion of her manager Hollywood Stunt Legend Kim Kahana Sr. from the Kahana Stunt & Film School and started her own Florida State talent agency in 2012 located in Jupiter, Florida. Always reaching for the stars, in 2017 Theresa took her agency to the next level becoming a Hollywood Franchised Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) agent. Today Theresa runs a unique agency that not only is dedicated to finding her clients work, but because of her promotional background helps get the word out with her Action Entertainment Talent Agency "Hollywood News" a format she created to include promotional articles, radio, and TV interviews.
Martial Arts background:
Theresa Zaino is a professional martial artist currently holding the rank of "Hachidan" (8th degree Black Belt). Theresa began her martial arts training in 1984 under the tutelage of future husband Danny Zaino and has remained dedicated to the arts for the past thirtyfive years. While committed to the GoJu-Ryu style she has also studied the arts of Kang Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do and Thai Boxing. From 1985 to 2006 Theresa competed professionally on a state, national and world level and assisted with the training of their National Team Pepsi "Show Team" (now "Team Americas") which included the training of their three children Tony, Joey, and Dominique Zaino who are all accomplished martial artists.