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  • July 2022- Listen to Toni talk about her rich history on the latest Originals Podcast!

    Click for the Podcast!
  • May 2022- Check out the Huge win for Toni in
    This Article on Billboard.com!

  • February 2022- Check out Toni's new interview on iHeart radio!

  • January 2022 - Check out Toni on The Fork Report

  • December 2021 - Toni went to Washington DC to watch her long-time friend, Bette Midler, receive her Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Achievement at The Kennedy Center Honors.
    Other honorees included Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Justino Diaz, and Joni Mitchell.
    You can watch the whole show on December 22nd on CBS.
  • WOW! - December 11, 1982 - "Mickey" hit #1 on the Billboard Charts!
  • Toni Basil "Breakaway" 1966
  • December 7, 2021 - Cristina Benedetti invited Toni to lecture at Cal Arts School of Dance "Choreo Lab"
  • Check out Toni's live performance of "Wham!" on the Jerry Lewis Telethon in 1978
  • Stereogum Article–The Number Ones:Toni Basil's "Mickey", June 24, 2020
  • Click to check out Toni's "Shopping A–Z"
    on all streaming platforms now!


  • Click to check out Toni's "Hey Mickey"
    on all streaming platforms now!


  • Choreographer on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, release date July 26, 2019

    Photo from Vanity Fair article
  • 2018 December 8-9 - Japan's Jikei Com Dance Group School "History of Street Dance Groove"
  • 2018 April 28 - Versastyle Street Dance Pioneer Award
  • 2018 April 15 - Professional Dancers Society Choregraphy Award
  • November 11 and 12, 2017 - Freestyle Session
    All Styles Judge
  • September 9, 2017 - David Lee Roth Choreographer for the Brent Shapiro Foundation by Robert Schapiro
  • August 22 and 23, 2017 - Sumer Dance Forever Amsterdam
    Master Teacher - Locking and 60s Deep Funk
  • March 9 2017 - Pop'n Pete & Toni Basil Dance Collaboration Workshop
  • August 11-12 - Hip Hop International - Locking Judge
  • August 22-23 - Summer Dance Forever - Master Class Workshop - Locking & 60s Deep Funk
    Click Here for Information about the Event
  • august 25-26 - KOD International Street Dance World Cup Korean Prelims - Livestream Commentator
  • 2016 - Interview on "David Bowie The Last Five Years" (BBC)
  • 2016 - Interview on "A Portrait of Bowie: A Tribute to Bowie by his Artistic Callaborators & Contemporaries" by Brian Hiatt
  • 2016 - Featured on 3 Episodes of UK Sky Arts Production series about the 80s, Pop Culture & Street Dance
  • 2016 - Featured on 3 Episodes of Eye on LA about the 80s & LA Culture
  • 2016 - Judge for Online Choreography Competition "Every Single Step" produced by Nigel Lythgoe and hosted by Brian Friedman
  • Dec 2016 - Taught Locking Workshop & Lecture on the History of Street Dance Groove for Japan Jikei Com Dance Group School
  • Oct 2016 - SFMOMA & City Dance
  • Sept 2016 - Toni Basil Viral Video (Over 9 Million Views!)
    Check out the BuzzFeed article
  • April 2016 - Livestream Commentator for international KOD Street Dance World Cup at the Shrine, Avalon & Honda Center

  • Dec 2015 - Staging for Shawn King at the Frank Sinatra New York 100th Birthday Celebration at the Friars Club, Hosted by Larry King
  • Sept 2015 - Locking Judge for the USA KOD Street Dance World Cup Semi Finals
  • May 7 - July 19, 2015 - Co-Director & Choreographer for Bette Midler "Divine Intervention Tour (US & UK)
  • March 22, 2015 - Choreographed "Swan Lake" piece Honoring George Lucas and Sir Elton John at the Geffen Playhouse
  • Feb 2015 - Interviewed on Career on The Morning Show with Larry and Kylie (Australia)