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If you watch “Dancing with the Stars”, you know that Tony Dovolani is one of the most talented and popular pros on the show as well as a supreme choreographer. He and his partner, Melissa Rycroft, captured the Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 15.

Tony’s accomplishments as a competitive dancer include multiple championships in both International and U.S. American Rhythm competitions.

Born in Prishtina, Kosova, Tony began folk dancing at age three. He was 15 when he and his family moved to the United States. He attended Fred Astaire Dance Academy and found his passion.

Tony is as enthusiastic about teaching as he is about performing. He and his partners, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, own and operate nine “Dance with Me USA” studios in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Southern California, Texas and Nevada.

Tony and his wife Lina are proud parents of daughter Luana and twins Adrian and Ariana. They reside in Connecticut

Tony told us he is excited about this cruise. “It will give me an opportunity to meet so many dance enthusiasts … both newcomers and more experienced dancers … and improve their skills in a totally gorgeous and relaxing environment.”

Join Tony for his birthday celebration July 17.