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Mr. Tony began his training at the High School of Performing Arts and graduated as the Dance Award Recipient. He joined the Joffrey Ballet and three years later, became a principal dancer with the Boston Ballet until 1984. Mr. Tony danced the lead in the Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun with Ethel Merman and with the touring company of Golden Boy starring Sammy Davis Jr. He appeared in the first English speaking musical to travel to Japan, West Side Story. For the past 25 years, Mr. Tony has devoted much of his energy to the Ballet Academy of Miami. In 1992, he was presented with the Fellowship Award from the Florida Department of State for valuable contribution to the cultural environment of the state. In 1994, he was appointed Official American Team Coach for the 30th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. In 1995, he staged the first presentation of the Nutcracker in Colombia. It is a pleasure to have Mr. Tony teaching at Academy of Arts.


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