- Left home at age 18 to pursue a dancing career.
- Appeared in the music video for Elton John's "I'm Still Standing."
- Has choreographed for such music legends as Elton John, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney.
- In addition to judging ABC's Dancing with the Stars, he served as a judge on the original UK version, Strictly Come Dancing.
- Is fluent in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
- 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
- 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
- Werther Tonioli — Father
- Fulvia Tonioli — Mother
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- Birth Place: Ferrara, Italy
- Profession: Choreographer, Reality TV judge
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