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TONY TESTA

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Since moving to LA in 2005, Tony has been an Artistic Director for THE VOICE UK, NICKI MINAJ (AMA’s), ONE DIRECTION (SNL), KYLIE MINOGUE’s “APHRODITE” World Tour, Kpop’s “EXO” Lost Planet World Tour, & multiple Installations for the LACMA MUSEUM. He has Choreographed for JANET JACKSON, KYLIE MINOGUE, ARIANA GRANDE, BRITNEY SPEARS, DEMI LOVATO, VERSACE, TOYOTA, SYTYCD, DWTS, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, XFACTOR, DISNEY, THE GRAMMY’s, JLO’s VEGAS RESIDENCY, multiple shows for FRANCO DRAGONE, multiple feature films for KENNY ORTEGA, & he worked with MJ on his final project, THIS IS IT.

Most recently, he has been apprenticing with greek theater director DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU on his produtions of “THE GREAT TAMER” in Athens & “SINCE SHE”, with Tanztheater Wuppertal. He also contributed Choreography for Dir. Michael Gracey’s, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.

Tony actively supports non-profits such as HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES, THE ADVOT PROJECT, CREATIVE VISIONS, THE WOODEN FLOOR, & THE PAINTED TURTLE. He was a guest speaker for TEDx Palisades, where he used dance to raise concern about the effects of over-fishing & in 2018 he brought 2 pieces of dance to the PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS to highlight the current state of plastic pollution in our oceans & the global refugee crisis.

Tony Testa is trained in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Partnering, Break-Dance, Flamenco, Butoh, & Hip-Hop. He was born & raised in Fort Collins, CO.

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Theatre
Lake of Dreams
Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega/The Wynn Las Vegas
Since She (Tanztheater Wuppertal)
Apprentice
Dir. Dimitris Papaioannou
The Great Tamer
Apprentice
Dir. Dimitris Papaioannou
LACMA Museum - Samurai Armor Exhibition
Creative Director / Choreographer
Prod: Alicia Vogl Saenz
LACMA Museum - Noah Purifoy Junk Dada
Creative Director / Choreographer
Curator: Franklin Sirmans
The Han Show
Choreographer
Dir. Franco Dragone
Pace University 2015
Choreographer
Dir. R.Miller, S. Jovovich
Dance Camera West "Get Wet"
Choreographer
LACMA Museum
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Celebrity Benefit for The Painted Turtle
Assistant Director/Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega
Monsters of Hip Hop: The Show
Creative Director / Writer / Set Design
Prod. Andy Funk
Miss Polly Rae: The All New Hurly Burly Show
Associate Director
Dir. William Baker / Leicester Square Theatre
Monsters of Hip Hop: Masquerade
Creative Director / Writer / Set Design
Prod. Andy Funk
Concerts/Tours/Events
Parliament of World Religions 2018
Creative Director/ Choreographer
Dir. Cecile Stuart/ MOVETHEWORLD
TEDx
Choreographer / Guest Speaker
Pacific Palisades
EXO "Lost Planet" World Tour
Creative Director/ Writer / Set Designer
SM Entertainment
Kylie Minogue "Aphrodite: Les Folies" Tour
Associate Director / Choreographer
Dir. William Baker
Jennifer Lopez "All I Have" Las Vegas
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo/Planet Hollywood
Phillips Kirkorov 2016 World Tour
Supervising Choreographer
Dir. Franco Dragone
Ariana Grande "The Honeymoon" Tour
Choreographer
Dir. Nick Demoura
Demi Lovato "Unbroken" Tour
Choreographer
Dir. Wade Robson
Kylie Minogue US Tour
Choreographer
Dir. William Baker
Michael Jackson "This Is It"
Assistant Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega / Chor. Travis Payne
Britney Spears "Circus" Japan Promo Tour
Choreographer
Dir. Wade Robson
Janet Jackson - Opening for Atlantis in Nassau
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Gil Duldalao
Janet Jackson "20 Y.O." Promo Tour
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Gil Duldalao
Victoria Justice
Choreographer
UK Licensing Show
2010 Macy's Passport
Choreographer
Dir. Biran Friendman
Television
Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Special
Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega
Life In Peices
Choreographer
Dir. Jonathan Judge
Saturday Night Live w/One Direction
Creative Director / Choreographer
Lorne Michaels/NBC
The Voice UK - Season 1
Creative Director / Choreographer
Moira Ross/BBC One
Dancing with the Stars w/Corbin Bleu
Associate Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega / NBC
X Factor w/ Kylie Minogue
Choreographer
FOX
America's Got Talent w/Kylie Minogue
Choreographer
NBC
Wizards of Waverly Place
Choreographer
Prod. Todd Greenwald / Disney Channel
So You Think You Can Dance Holland
Choreographer
Kankna Produkties BV NL
Nicklodoen: Dance on Sunset
Choreographer
Dir. Don Weiner / Magical Elves
Today Show w/ Janet Jackson
Co-Choreographer
NBC
ABC Sports
Choreographer
Slamball / IMG Ent.
Everybody Dance Now - Pilot
Co-Host
Prod. Ken Erlich
#DanceBattle America
Choreographer
ABC/Magical Elves
Music Videos
That Roque Romeo
Director
Wonderland
Super Junior "Devil"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
Super Junior "Mamacita"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
EXO "Wolf"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
EXO "Overdose"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
TVXQ "Something"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
Irina "Hit the Red Light"
Choreographer
Sever Productions
Victoria Justice "All I Want Is Everything"
Choreographer
Jonathan Shank/Red Light MGMT
Kylie Minogue "All The Lovers"
Choreographer
Dir. Joseph Kahn
Kylie Minogue "Get Outta My Way"
Choreographer
Dirs. Alex and Liane
Kylie Minogue "Better Than Today"
Choreographer
Dir. William Baker
SHINee "Married to the Music"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
SHINee "Everybody"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
SHINee "Sherlock"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
SHINee "Dreamgirl"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
Maya "One"
Choreographer
Dir. Konstantin Cherepkov
Melody Gardot "Baby I'm A Fool"
Choreographer
Dir. Aaron Platt
Janet Jackson "So Excited"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Joseph Kahn
Miranda Cosgrove "Leave It All To Me"
Choreographer
Dir. Elliot Lester
Chonique - Snap, Crackle, Pop
Director of Photography
TVXQ - Catch Me
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
NCT - Firetruck
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
NCT "Cherrybomb"
Choreographer
SM Entertainment
Award Shows
Bee Gees: A Grammy Salute
Choreographer
Ken Ehrilich/CBS
59th Grammy Awards
Choreographer
AEG/Erhlich Productions
2011 American Music Awards w/ Nicki Minaj & David Guetta
Co-Creative Director
Dir. Wade Robson / ABC
Radio Disney Music Awards w/Coco Jones
Choreographer
Disney Online
2006 Billboard Music Awards w/Janet Jackson
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Gil Duldalao/ABC
Commercials
Sony - Las Vegas Consumer Show Promo
Choreographer
Dir. Roland Mesa
Versace
Choreographer
Dir. Aaron Platt
MJ "The Experience" Video Game
Choreographer
Dir. Jon Berkowitz
Toyota "Revolution of Dance" - The Ant Farm
Associate Choreographer
Chor. Vincent Paterson / Biscuit Filmworks
Skechers D'Lite
Choreographer
HKM/Dir. Raj Kapoor & Mark Allen
Awards
MNET Asian Music Awards - SHINee Best Dance Performance Winner 2013, 2015
World Choreography Awards Nomination 2015/ 2016/ 2017/2018
Film
The Greatest Showman
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Michael Gracey/ FOX
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega / FOX
Descendants 2
Choreographer
Kenny Ortega/DISNEY
Michael Jackson's This Is It
Assistant Choreographer
Dir. Kenny Ortega / SONY
Nickstravaganza
Choreographer
Dir. Jonathan Judge / Nickelodeon

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