Bruno Tonioli was born on November 25, 1955 in a small town in Italy, where he was also raised. As a child, he suffered from an extensive amount of bullying for being gay, which he now is vocal about. Although his parents dreamt of him becoming an accountant or banker for a stable career, he knew he would pursue his passion in the arts. His mother died suddenly in 1994 due to a massive heart attack, while his father passed away from dementia just seven years later.
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Tonioli is well-versed and fluent in a number of languages, which include English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
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Tonioli began his career as a freelance dancer by joining the dance troupe La Grande EugÌ¬ne in Paris at age 18 after moving away from home. He later moved on to work for the Lindsay Kemp Company. Tonioli has made a name for himself as a professional choreographer and dancer, working with Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, and Duran Duran. His most recent career ventures include working as a judge on Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing. He’s also appeared in a number of television talk shows, which include Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, Larry King Live, The Soup, Rachel Ray, and Chelsea Lately. Additionally, he’s known for choreographing the films What a Girl Wants, The Gathering Storm, and Ella Enchanted. Today, Tonioli is worth an estimated $10 million. In 2012, he released a biography titled, Bruno Tonioli: My Story, while also appearing in a Dole commercial as a mariachi dancer and singer. He continues to work as a judge on Dancing with the Stars and recently had a $9,000 raise as he was previously earning $86,000 for the UK version and $250,000 for the U.S. version. He continues to earn money from his company, Bruno Tonioli Limited, which brought in $644,000 last year.