Bruno Tonioli
Bruno Tonioli

Judge Biography

Bruno Tonioli has been a popular judge on "Strictly Come Dancing," the U.K. version of "Dancing with the Stars." He is a top choreographer and has worked on countless films, plays, music videos, commercials, concerts, trade shows and television series with such music icons as Elton John, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney. He starred alongside Carrie Ann Inaba on ABC's "Dance Wars: Bruno Vs. Carrie Ann" and recently presented BBC Two's documentary "West Side Stories – The Making of a Classic," as well as a radio program for BBC Radio 2, "Bruno Tonioli at the Opera."

Tonioli started out as a dancer before moving on to become a successful choreographer. He has worked on such films as "Ella Enchanted," "What a Girl Wants," "Enigma" and "Blow Dry." His long list of music video credits includes Sheena Easton's "Giving Up, Giving In," Wycliffe & Bono's "New Day United Nations Video for Kosovo," Elton John's "Please," Sting's "This Cowboy Song," Michael Jackson's "Give in to Me," Tina Turner's "Steamy Windows," The Rolling Stones' "One Hit," Paul McCartney's "Hope of Deliverance" and many more. Among his numerous concert credits are Tina Turner's Foreign Affairs and Duran Duran's World Tour. He also works in theater and television.

Tonioli was most recently seen in "Craig and Bruno's Great British Road Trips" on ITV. He will be back on the ballroom floor as judge on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" in fall 2021.