Tony Rizzi, an Italian American coming from Boston, was from 1985 to 2003 a principal dancer and artistic advisor to William Forsythe at the Ballett Frankfurt.
He has been teaching Classical Ballet and Improvisation since 1987, first at The Boston Ballet and over the years at various companies like, Wuppertal Dance theatre, Munich Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Theatre Munich, Ballett Frankfurt and others.
He has also staged a few of Forsythes works. Most recently at the Paris Opera and Royal Ballet of Flanders with "Approximate Sonata".
He has been creating works as well since 1984 for various companies like The Royal Ballet, The Boston Ballet, The Ballett Frankfurt and the Scapino Ballet. Most recently Frankfurt Diaries with the Gaertnerplatz Dance Theater in Munich.
In addition he created dance theatre works for his own company, Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits including "Snowman Sinking", "Judy was angry", "The Role I Should Have Done", and most recent "Same Old Set Different Show."
Rizzi also works as an actor and is presently on tour with a solo created for him by Jan Fabre "Drugs kept me alive" and Fabres 24 hour epic show "Mount Olympus - to glorify the cult of tragedy", playing Medea, Hercules and Tiresius.
At present Rizzi is working on his memoirs.