TOKYO had a very unique induction into dance as he was not introduced to dance until he was a Senior in high school. Tokyo grew up in the martial arts and began training at age 5. By the age of 15 he attained several black belts in various arts in addition to training in wrestling, Muay Thai, boxing, and MMA (Cage Fighting). At age 17, after a promising undefeated amateur record, just a few months shy of making a professional career in MMA (mixed martial arts/cage fighting), TOKYO discovered dance and his life changed drastically.
Since leaving the “fight” world and entering the dance world, TOKYO has been fortunate to do master classes and choreography in the US, Canada, Australia, Central America, France, Poland, Ukraine, and UK for many studios, companies, colleges, casinos, and Cirque Du Soleil. TOKYO is returning from France where he choreographed the largest musical production in France’s history, Adam et Eve. In addition, during his time in France, TOKYO choreographed and directed several music videos and TV shows.
Most recently TOKYO choreographed several pieces for SYTYCD-Ukraine as well as for Paula Abdul in Russia. Due to TOKYO’s background in martial arts his approach to dance movement, philosophy, and teaching is very unique and has been received and loved by many. TOKYO is currently on faculty at the world-renowned professional dance studio Millennium Dance Complex as well as guest faculty with EDGE, Broadway Dance Center, and Perridance. He is extremely excited to give back to those that have given so much to him, through the art of dance!