Italian choreographer Bruno Tonioli career is established in the field of dancing and he is currently a judge in British reality show Strictly Come Dancing and American TV show Dancing with the Stars.
Bruno Tonioli career started as a freelance dancer and later on turned into choreographer. Afterwards, he appeared as judge in reality shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. He has worked for La Grande Eugene and Lindsay Kemp Company as a freelance dancer.
Bruno Tonioli was born on 25th November 1955 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, which lies in Italy thereby making his nationality Italian. His parents are Werther Tonioli and Fulvia Tonioli. He grew up in Italy as a kid who was a little different from other kids.
His early day’s hobby included dancing and choreographing. It was not a momentary interest of Bruno. Instead it was more of a passion. Subsequently, Bruno decided to turn into dancer. He talked about his interest in dancing career with his parents, who immediately supported his decision. So, Bruno Tonioli career got a background as he left home to pursue his career in dancing the young age of 18.
The passionate dancer, Bruno Tonioli career started as a freelance dancer. He has worked for La Grande Eugene and Lindsay Kemp Company. Later on, his career grew extensively as he entered the music business and started choreographing for music videos, stage shows and tours. He got auspicious opportunity to work with renowned artist like Sting, Duran Duran, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney while he was working as music video choreographer. He was featured in Elton John’s music video “I’m Still Standing”.
The uprising in Bruno Tonioli career does not stop here. He also started to work for films and TV series. He has choreographed for Ella Enchanted and What a Girl Wants. These days, he judges a British reality show Strictly Come Dancing and an American show Dancing with the Stars. Furthermore, he also appears as the judge of Dance X and Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.
Bruno’s interest in dance took him to great height. For his consistency and hard work, he was nominated for Emmy Award twice in the years 2006 and 2007.
Bruno is not very reluctant while he needs to talk about his sexual orientation. He has openly stated that he is a gay. He has also confronted in media several times that he fears homophobic bullying. Bruno is currently engaged to Jason Schanne since 2016 after being together for a long time. The couple had been dating since 2000 and they have always been happy with each other. The disclosure of him being a gay did not disturb Bruno Tonioli career. Instead, his fans appreciated warmly and cheered for the couple when they announced their decision of being together in the show Dancing with the Stars season 14.
Bruno is 5 feet 7 inches tall. The sixty-one year old dancer does not look of his age at all because of his profession that required constant physical movement. Bruno is quite conscious about his looks and has maintained his well-structured face and masculine body. His fans have appreciated his dancing skills and loved his quirky comments in the reality shows.
Bruno Tonioli career as a successful dancer pays him handsome salary. He also received $2.4 million each season of Strictly Come Dancing. Because of his skills and successful establishment as a choreographer and a dancer, Bruno’s net worth becomes some $10 million.
Bruno’s talent spreads to fluency in multiple languages namely, Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish as well as French. Being one of the most notable artists with great number of fans, his bio can easily be found on Wikipedia, Twitter, IMDb and other social sites.