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Toni Basil

Toni Basil began her career as a dancer and assistant choreographer, working on such shows as Hullabaloo (1965) choreographed by David Winters. Later, she choreographed the hit film American Graffiti (1973) and also began appearing in films, including the now-classic Easy Rider (1969). After several films, she launched her music career with her ... See full bio »
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 2014 Bette Midler: One Night Only (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 2011 RuPaul's Drag U (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- 80s Ladies (2011) ... (choreographer)
 2010 Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 2010 The 8th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) (choreographer)
 2008 The House Bunny (choreographer)
 2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Benchwarmers (2008) ... (choreographer: cheerleaders)
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video) (choreographer)
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (choreographer)
 2001 Legally Blonde (choreographer)
 2000 Sunset Strip (choreographer)
 1999 Muppets from Space (choreographer)
 1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Opus One (1998) ... (choreographer)
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (opening titles choreography)
 1996 That Thing You Do! (choreographer)
 1995 Something to Talk About (choreographer)
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1991 Delirious (special choreographer)
 1991 Mobsters (choreographer)
 1988 Glass Spider (Video documentary) (choreographer) / (show director)
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (special choreographer)
 1982 Toni Basil: Word of Mouth (Video short) (choreographer)
 1982 Hey Good Lookin' (choreographer)
 1982 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (choreographer)
 1980 First Family (choreographer)
 1979 The Rose (choreographer)
 1975 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... (choreographer)
 1973 American Graffiti (choreographer)
 1969 Romeo und Julia 70 (TV Mini-Series) (choreographer - as Tonia Basilotta)
 1968 Head (choreographer)
 1967 The Cool Ones (choreographer - uncredited)
 1965 Gidget (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Too Many Cooks (1965) ... (choreographer)
 1965 Village of the Giants (choreographer)
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (choreography assistant)
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Other Works:

Music video: Starred in and directed her own video, "Mickey". See more »

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1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tony Basil | Antonia Christina Basilotta | Tonia Basilotta


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Her video for the single "Mickey" was the first to incorporate synchronized dancing. The opening stunt, where a cheerleader jumps through the center of a human pyramid, is now illegal in competition. See more »

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