STEPHEN TANNOS is arguably one of the most innovative minds in Performing Arts in Australia. His unique and exhilarating choreography, combined with his infectious personality and incredible work ethic has quickly established Stephen, as the most in-demand Choreographer in the country.
Stephen was born in Sydney and has trained extensively in all styles of dance as well as singing and acting. His career took off initially in Musical Theatre with roles in Cats (‘Tumblebrutus’ and understudy to ‘Mungojerry’) and Fame -The Musical choreographed and directed by Kelley Abbey, where he toured all through Australia. He was also part of the cast of a large-scale production of the opera ‘Carmen’ Choreographed by Kelley Abbey in 2013.
Stephen has also enjoyed much commercial success as a performer – he was selected to be a part of the Top 20 in the 2009 season of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance where he gained notoriety for his unusual dance style. His credits also include dancing with Artists such as Ricky Martin, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Jess Mauboy, Ricki Lee as well as countless performances and appearances on various TV shows. However, it is now Stephen’s choreography and Direction skills that are truly making the Industry sit up and take notice – both locally and Internationally. It began with showcases and events and then Stephen collaborated with Morgan Choice to create and direct ‘Tannos & Choice’ with help from Producer Marko Panzic. Their very first production played sold out seasons in both Sydney and Tasmania and received overwhelming feedback from the public and their peers in the Industry.
Stephen’s stand-alone choreography has been featured on Channel 10’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. He had the privilege of creating six routines including one group routine – all to rave reviews from the judges and the public.
Stephen’s other choreographic credits include The Voice, The Voice Kids and The X Factor.
Most recently Stephen was, along with Marko Panzic, the choreographer of The Dream Dance Company’s first show ‘Genesis’ which played to sold-out audiences in Sydney, The Gold Coast, Newcastle and Hobart.
Stephen plans to continue pushing limits; creating original, mind-blowing performances as Choreographer and a Director as well as flexing his own performance muscles on select projects. He truly is a one of a kind Artist.