Photo by Mike Quain
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Tony Testa has choreographed for Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Versace, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, X Factor, Disney, the Grammy Awards, as well as multiple projects for both Franco Dragone and Kenny Ortega. He has also made dance for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, TEDx and the Parliament of the World’s Religions. In addition to his work in the pop industry, Testa actively supports non-profits such as Homeboy Industries, The Advot Project, Creative Visions, The Wooden Floor and The Painted Turtle. He is trained in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, various street dance styles, flamenco and butoh. He was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO.
Since he started choreographing, Testa has always been in awe of the spirit, sophistication and sheer scale of the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games. According to Testa, “this event not only represents one of the rarest and grandest displays of artistry in the modern world, but it also brings humanity together as united nations, even during times of global conflict.” During his time at USC Kaufman for the New Movement Residency, Testa will create a submission to choreograph the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. He hopes that this opportunity will bring him closer than ever to his childhood dream.