Tony began competing in country dance in 1992. He moved quickly through the divisions, and by 1993 Tony was dancing in Division 1 and won the World Title that year. Once in the Masters division, he and his partner Sharon Leigh again won frequently.Tony’s innovative use of “theatrical moments” moved country dancing in new directions. His career started in the ‘disco” days where he and his partner Susan won many titles. Tony also holds World titles in Ballroom, Hustle and Theatre Arts. He performed on television shows including “Dance Fever”, “Soul Alive”, and he appeared in the movie “Roseland”. He is certified a Coach and Choreographer in Ballroom, Country, Hustle, Theatre Arts and Swing. He is also a Master level UCWDC certified judge.