Bruno Tonioli

His passion, unbridled energy, and inimitable dancing skills made Bruno Tonioli one of the most sought-after dancers and choreographers in the United Kingdom, and propelled him to international stardom as one of the ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1955 in Ferrara, IT

Filmography

Actor (8)

Dancing With the Stars 2004 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars: Dance-off 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Strictly Come Dancing 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

What a Girl Wants 2003 (Movie)

Fashion Emcee (Actor)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

Maltese Lodger (Actor)
Other (14)

Agatha Christie's Marple: The Body In The Library 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Very Annie Mary 2002 (Movie)

YMCA choreographer (Choreographer)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

The Parole Officer 2001 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Hotel Splendide 2000 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Mademoiselle Guillotine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis 1999 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Little Voice 1998 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Dancin' Thru the Dark 1990 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Space Riders 1982 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

His passion, unbridled energy, and inimitable dancing skills made Bruno Tonioli one of the most sought-after dancers and choreographers in the United Kingdom, and propelled him to international stardom as one of the judges on the popular reality dancing competition, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), where he dished some of the most outrageous and memorable critiques to the show's celebrity contestants. He was born on Nov. 25, 1955 in the small northern town of Ferrara, Italy. An only child of working-class parents, Tonioli began to dance before he could talk. His family did not own a television until he was seven years of age, so he often went to the movies to watch Hollywood musicals with his father, who admired American dance icons Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. At 18, Tonioli joined a dance troupe and moved to Paris, where he became a successful choreographer. Pop bands sought out his services, and he worked on numerous commercials and in films. While his dancing career flourished, the grief he experienced after the death of his mother in 1994 and then his father in 2001 nearly ended it. He worked through his pain with the help of his chosen art form, choreographing films like the dramas "Little Voice" (1998) and "Me Without You" (2001), and an episode of the hit comedy skit "French and Saunders" (BBC, 1987- ) starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Tonioli also worked with A-list music stars such as Elton John, Tina Turner and Freddie Mercury on their music videos and concert tours.

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