Filippo Calvagno’s experience as a dancer boggles the mind. His internationally-recognized work includes film, television, internet, video, commercials, print, theater, and more, and the fact that he has danced with some of the biggest names in show business is a testament to his talent and skill.
Born in Germany in 1986 but of Italian descent, his enduring career began at the age of 11 with Latin/Ballroom dancing. At 16 he entered many competitions and expanded his dancing styles to include hip hop and jazz. It was 2006 that he finally moved to London to become a full time professional dancer, where he lived and danced on live TV, tours, and musical artists until 2012. In 2012 Filippo moved to Los Angeles where he continued his successful career.
Some of his favorite highlights include dancing with gold-stars Whitney Houston, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Paula Abdul, The Pussycat Dolls, Duffy, and Bananarama, just to name a few. He has danced for some of the biggest product names in the world, like BMW, Paul Mitchell, LG, T Mobile, and Nokia, and that’s just scratching the surface. The embodiment of professionalism, experience, and talent, Filippo is in high demand, and his wide range of dancing ability ensures topnotch performances every time. His unique energy and dynamic magnetism gives life to each show.
One of his standout performances was the lead dancer in the all-girl superstar band Bananarama’s “Viva” tour in 2009. This major UK tour launched the “Viva” album, and led the tour through a myriad of stage, TV, music festivals, events, and guest appearances. A second highlight of Filippo’s career is Eurovision, an immensely popular annual song contest held by members of the EBU, or European Broadcasting Union. One of the most-watched television programs in the world, and responsible for launching the career of mega-talents like ABBA and Celine Dion, Filippo danced with Josh Dubovie in the 2010 installment.
About performing with Whitney Houston, he says, “Working with Whitney Houston is still one of my favorite dancing jobs I have ever done! She was very sweet and complimentary to everyone. The energy was incredible once she started singing live on stage. A moment I will never forget!”At Disneyland California, he was the featured mapmaker dancer in the live musical Mickey and the Magical Map.
Filippo is currently Rehearsing at Universal Studio Hollywood. He is a Featured Dancer in the Part of the Brother Drew for the third consecutive Year in the ensemble performance of Grinchmas, a wildly popular annual holiday production based on The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.