Jose Comoda grew up in the Philippines. He started ballet at 19, became a professional ballet dancer, then a modern dancer, before taking up same-sex ballroom. He currently works as a personal trainer and ballet instructor.
Jose formed a dance partnership with Chris Phan in 2009. Together they competed in the Men’s Latin division and consistently made the A-class finals at all major same-sex dance competitions in the U.S. and Europe. They were California State Champions (three years in a row), North American Champions (2012), and Gay Games gold medalists (2010). They once again captured first place finish in Men’s Senior Latin at the Eurogames 2012 in Budapest, which also marked their farewell competition as dance partners.