Since moving to LA in 2005, Tony has been working as a Choreographer & Artistic Director for film, tv, music videos, live stage, award shows, commercials, arena tours, & black box theater, His resume includes Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Versace, Toyota, SYTYCD, DWTS, America’s Got Talent, The Voice UK, X Factor, Disney, The Grammy’s, multiple shows for Franco Dragone, multiple feature films for Kenny Ortega & multiple Installations at the LACMA Museum. He also contributed Choreography for The Greatest Showman, the Wynn Hotel’s “Lake of Dreams,” & was a recipient of the prestigious USC New Movement Residency 2019.
Most recently, he has been studying as an unpaid trainee with Greek theater director Dimitris Papaioannou on his productions of “The Great Tamer” in Athens & “Since She”, with Tanztheater Wuppertal. This has lead him to convert his garage into a blackbox theater & prioritize time for explorations in both dance & photography.
He proudly supports Homeboy Industries, The Advot Project, Creative Visions, The Wooden Floor, & The Painted Turtle. He was a guest speaker for TEDx Palisades, & in 2018 he brought 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, Flamenco, Butoh, & Street Dance. He is a mixed martial artist & son of a falconer and a hairstylist. He was born & raised in Fort Collins, CO.