Bruno Tonioli Bio


Bruno Tonioli is a Dancer, Choreographer and Judge on BBC Strictly Come Dancing and ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Bruno is homosexual and is in a relationship with Jason Schanne.

Relationship Statistics of Bruno Tonioli

What is Bruno Tonioli marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):In Relation
Is Bruno Tonioli having any relationship affair ?: Yes
Is Bruno Tonioli gay ?: Yes

More about the relationship

Bruno Tonioli is openly gay.

Currently, Bruno is in a relationship with Jason Schanne. They have been together since 2012 and are still committed to each other. Although fans have speculated to get married soon, the pair has not revealed the future of their current relationship.

He dated a man named Paul back in 2005. After a few decades of the relationship, the pair eventually parted ways.

Who is Bruno Tonioli?

Bruno Tonioli is an Italian choreographer, dancer, and TV personality. Currently, he appears as a judge on the British television dance competition ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and also on its American adaptation ‘Dancing with the Stars’ which airs on ABC TV in the US.

Bruno Tonioli’s Early Life, Childhood, Education

Bruno Tonioli was born in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on 25 November 1955 to father Werther Tonioli who was a bus driver and his mother Fulvia Tonioli who stitched car-seat covers.

During his early life, the family lived with his paternal grandparents until he was 12. He began living in London since 1975.

He seems like a single child, as there is no information about his siblings. Additionally, he revealed in one of his interviews that he faced various forms of homophobic bullying during his childhood.

Talking about his education, there is no information regarding the educational background of Bruno at present.

Bruno Tonioli’s Career

Initially, Bruno started as a freelance Dancer and worked for companies like La Grande Eugene and Lindsay Kemp Company. After entering the music business, he began choreographing for various music videos, stage shows, and tours.

Furthermore, Bruno has been part of several movies and television series in his career. He has appeared in several movies and TV shows like ‘The Blonde Bombshell’, ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, ‘Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis’, ‘Fuller House’, ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Murder of a Moderate Man’, ‘Oscar’ and more.

In 2009 and 2010, he was a judge on the UK tour of ‘Strictly Come Dancing Live’.  In addition, he also choreographed the band Arcadia’s music video for their song ‘Election Day’ as documented in a 1980s documentary entitled ‘The Making of Election Day’.

Bruno has worked with several famous names in the music industry including Tina Turner, Sting, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury, Sinitta, Boy George, Dead or Alive, and Duran Duran. Apart from his acting career, Bruno is also a successful writer. He released an autobiography entitled ‘Bruno Tonioli: My Story’ in September 2012.


Bruno has garnered the Primetime Emmy Awards nomination two times in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, he was also nominated for the Teen Choice Award in 2007.

Salary, Net Worth

Bruno was paid $2.4 million per season of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ as his salary.

Furthermore, he has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million.

Bruno Tonioli’s Rumors, Controversy

Bruno Tonioli became part of controversy due to his remarks to U.S. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant Michael Bolton and dance partner Chelsie Hightower.

On 27 September 2010, he called Bolton’s jive dance the worst he had seen in all 11 seasons. Additionally, after he groped Shirley Ballas’ breast in the first week while giving feedback on Alexandra Burke’s performance, he stirred a fair amount of controversies.

Furthermore, his remark on Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova’s performance was also termed controversial by many. Additionally, it was revealed that he threatened to quit the show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ during October 2016.

Bruno Tonioli’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Bruno has a height of 1.7m or 66.9 inches. Additionally, he weighs 67kg. Furthermore, his hair color is dark brown and eye color is brown.

Social Media Profile

Bruno Tonioli is fairly active over social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 210.7k followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 227k followers on Instagram.

Also know more about the early life, career, net worth, relationships, and controversies of other choreographers, dancer, and TV personality including Tomasina ParrottFrancia RaisaSarah Ashley HuntLauren Gottlieb, and Sabrina Bryan.

References: (telegraph, express, dailymail)

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