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Tony Dovolani's Biography

 
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Tony Dovolani was born in Kosovo.

At 15, the Dovolani family emigrated to the USA and Tony attended the Fred Astaire Dance Academy.

Tony Dovolani played a dance instructor in Shall We Dance.

You can see Dovolani partnering Elena Grinenko, who also appeared in Dancing With The Stars, in the American Ballroom Challenge site.

They are 2006 American Ballroom Challenge: American Rhythm Champions.

Dovolani's choreography on Dancing With The Stars series 2, won him an Emmy nomination.

On 8 September 2008, Tony Dovolani's wife, Lina gave birth to twins Adrian and Ariana.

Tony Dovolani on Dancing with the Stars


He came first partnering Melissa Rycroft on Season 15. It was their second time dancing together on Dancing with the Stars (see below).

In Dancing with the Stars season 12, Tony Dovolani was partnered with Wendy Williams.

They were the second pair to be eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

In season 11 of Dancing with the Stars, Tony Dovolani was paired with Audrina Patridge. They were the sixth couple to be eliminated from the show.

In Dancing with the Stars season 10, Tony Dovolani danced with Kate Gosselin. They were the fourth pair to be eliminated.

In Dancing with the Stars series 9, Tony Dovolani partnered Kathy Ireland.

They were the third couple to be voted off Dancing with the Stars.

In Dancing with the Stars series 8 Tony Dovolani was to dance with Nancy O'Dell, however, in training O'Dell tore the meniscus in her knee and had to pull out requiring surgery.

Instead, Tony Dovolani ended up partnering Melissa Rycroft. They came third.

In series 7 of Dancing with the Stars, Tony Dovolani danced with Susan Lucci. It was his sixth season of the popular series. Tony and Susan were voted off in the seventh week.

In series 6 of Dancing with the Stars, Tony Dovolani partnered Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Marissa and Tony reached the semi-finals and finished fourth in Dancing with the Stars.

Professional dancer, Tony Dovolani partnered Jane Seymour in Dancing With The Stars series 5. They were the seventh couple to be eliminated.

In series 4 of Dancing with the Stars, Tony and Leeza Gibbons did not do too well and were the third pair to be eliminated.

In previous seasons of Dancing With The Stars, Tony Dovolani partnered country singer Sara Evans and he came third with WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler.



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