TOKYO grew up studying martial arts and began training at age 5. By 15, he attained several black belts in various arts in addition to training in wrestling, Muay Thi, boxing and MMA (mixed martial arts/cage fighting). At 17, after a promising, undefeated amateur record, just a few months shy of making a professional career out of MMA, TOKYO discovered dance and his life changed drastically.
Since leaving the fighting world and entering the dance world, TOKYO has been fortunate enough to teach master classes and choreography in the US, Canada, Australia, Central America, and the UK for many studios, companies, colleges, casinos and Cirque du Soleil. 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.
Aside from teaching and choreographing, TOKYO spent four years directing one of the largest dance competitions in the U.S. Since concluding his positions as a competition director, TOKYO is currently on faculty at the world-renowned professional dance studio Millennium Dance Complex and on several conventions such as NRG, WILD, Intrigue Dance Intensive, and Artists Simply Human. He is extremely excited to give back to those that have given so much to him, through the art of dance!