Tovaris Wilson

Tovaris Wilson was born and raised in Miami, Florida. At the age of 3 he took his first dance class and immediately fell in love. Since that moment, dance has been his source of inspiration and expression.  At age nine Tovaris began training with Mia Michaels at Joe Michaels School of Dance.  Upon graduating from the prestigious New World School of the Arts in Miami, Tovaris made the move to Los Angeles to further his professional career.  Shortly after, Tovaris began a mentorship program with legendary Choreographer and Director Debbie Allen.  As a Dancer, Tovaris has performed on the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and the BET Awards.  He can be seen in commercials for Pepsi, Rubbermaid, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products.  He has been featured in films including the Austin Powers Trilogy, Rush Hour 3, A Time For Dancing, and Rock Of Ages with Tom Cruise.

Tovaris can be seen in music videos with artists including Britney Spears, Will Smith, and Prince.  He has also been a featured dancer on world tours with Britney Spears and Cher.  After a very successful career as a dancer, he decided to make the transition from dancer to choreographer.  He has choreographed for artists including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Cher, The Pussycat Dolls, Vanessa Carlton, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Iggy Azalea, Natasha Bedingfield, and Keri Hilson.  His choreography has been featured on television shows such as American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent and Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Tovaris has also choreographed for International Artists Phillip Kirkorov from Russia, Anna Vissi from Greece, Kumi Koda from Japan, and Jolin Tsai from Taiwan.  Tovaris is highly sought after for his teaching skills.  He has a residency in Los Angeles at studios including The Edge Performing Arts Center and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studios.  He has taught internationally at studios in Germany, Japan, Italy, Korea, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine and the UK. In 2001, he launched his fashion label called L.I.T.E., Life In The Eights.

"Tovaris Wilson is the Godfather of Jazz Funk."
 - Bill Prudich
Owner of Edge Performing Arts Center
"Tovaris has a unique style that combines traditional
Jazz Dance with innovative Hip Hop."

- Dance Informa Magazine
"I have never seen anyone move the way he does. It's like Liquid!"
- Ivan Kane
Owner of Royal Jelly Burlesque Club