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Anthony Spencer "Tony" Irving (b. 5 July 1966), is a British-Swedish professional dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, and dance coach, best known as the jury chairman from TV4's (Swedish television channel) popular dance program Let's Dance.
Life and career
Irving was born and grew up in Hawkshaw, Greater Manchester; however, as his family is originally from Scotland, Irving often wears a kilt in his shows. Irving moved to Sweden in 1993, when he was a judge in the Swedish Ballroom Dancing Championship.
Irving has represented the United States, England and Sweden as a professional international sports dancer. He has been a finalist in several international competitions. In 2001 and 2002, he was the Swedish champion in professional dance. Irving holds all international judging licences and has judged many world ranking competitions. He is also one of the few international adjudicators to have judged 3 world championships.
As entrepreneur, Irving has, during his 24-year career, run dance schools in America, England and Sweden. He has established and now operates Tony Irving Dance Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. Additionally, Irving has been involved in many television programs and is active as a cabaret artist. Irving's new tour is called Tony Irving Let's Dance Live.
- Tony Irving website (Swedish)
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