From Washington D.C. comes Tony, who grew up in a military family, as both his mother and father worked in the Air Force. His mother used to be a b-girl street dancer and later influenced him to dance. When Tony was younger, his parents divorced, but he has remained close to both of them. He also used to suffer from seizures as he once injured his head. Tony soon aspired to become a performer, and moved to Los Angeles with only $600 and a garbage bag of clothes. Upon arriving, he had no place to stay and was homeless for a month.
After watching the hip hop group, Culture Shock, perform, he was inspired to pursue dancing. After moving to Washington, D.C., he joined their group at the age of 16. As a dancer, he toured with Ginuwine and as a singer, he did backup for Yolanda Adams and P. Diddy. He likes R&B, gospel and jazz music and is currently working as a hip hop and house instructor at Debbie Reynolds in North Carolina, California.
Very outgoing and fun to be around, Tony is a well-rounded person who is strong willed and adapts well to new situations. Due to his parents' line of work, he was forced to frequently move around the country and rapidly adapt to various new environments. He admits that he is a hard worker who will do what needs to be done to achieve his goals. He is inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Musiq, Kim Burrel and the Clark Sisters.
Tony is one of 14 contestants in ABC's Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, where he is recruited into Team Bruno.
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