Tony Dovolani

Tony Dovolani


7/17/1973, Pristina, Kosovo

Birth Name

Driton Dovolani



Also Known As

Driton "Tony" Davaloni
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Driton "Tony" Dovolani was born in Kosovo (formerly part of Yugoslavia). When he was 3 yrs of age he began folk dancing in Kosovo. When he was 15 yrs old, Tony and his parents immigrated to America, seeking political asylum here to escape a war in Kosovo. In…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tony's style of dance is Latin Ballroom dancing.

    • Tony Dovolani was nominated for an Emmy Awards for his choreography on the second season of Dancing With The Stars.

    • At one time, Tony Dovolani was the world and undefeated United States Open champion.

    • Tony Dovolani is the 2005 and 2006 World Rhythm Champion, as well as the 2006 PBS American Ballroom Challenge Rhythm Champion, and the 2005 Ohio Star Ball American Rhythm Champion.

    • Tony Dovolani and Dancing With The Stars judge, Len Goodman, appeared together in an infomercial for the Core Rhythms workout system.

    • Tony Dovolani and his partner for the second season of Dancing With The Stars Stacy Keibler, came in third place. On the third season, he and Sara Evans had to withdrawal halfway through the season. On the fourth season, Tony was partnered with talk show host Leeza Gibbons and finished in ninth place.

  • Quotes

    • Tony Dovolani: All success aside I would not be where I am without the support and love of my wife, baby and family. They are the reason I push myself everyday and drive myself to be the best in the art and profession that I know as my passion. Dancing is life yet my family is my soul. I would just like to thank my family, friends, fans and colleagues for all their support since they have been so instrumental in this far and long road that I have been on and want them to ride with me on the future road ahead.

  • What a great dancer/person.

    Love him. But hate him with Melissa on Dancing.
  • Tony Dovolani 2012 Red Carpet Interview

    Tony is great!!! Fantastic personality and dancer!

    Tony Dovolani was asked to host the John Wayne Cancer Institute Event and stopped by to chat with StarCam's Jennifer Tapiero on his way in. He dished on "Dancing with the Stars," some of his favorite celebrities, a tradition he has with his kids each night and his love for golf!