The Kennedy Center

Tony Bellissimo


Originally from Buffalo, New York, choreographer and teacher Anthony Bellissimo was trained under mentors Gino and Denise Vaccaro in all genres of dance but gravitated to Hip Hop and funk styles. As a contestant within Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance, he reached the Top 20 and made his first nationwide appearance. Since then he has worked with some of the top choreographers in LA and biggest artists in the business. His main credits include films Step Up 4 (principal dancer), Rock of Ages, and Step Up 3D, along with Fox’s Glee, AT&T Radio Shack commercial, 2010 Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice awards, Fresh Beat Band, Billboard Awards (2011), part of the skeleton crew for the Back Street Boys, and most recently La La Land. Has shared the stage with Ne-Yo, Drake, Britney Spears, backed up Austin Brown in Brown’s first Music video 85 and was chosen to be one of four guys and eight dancers to join Rihanna on her 2011 Loud Tour.