Tommy began his dance career as a jazz and hip-hop dancer before becoming a professional choreographer at only 13. He travelled the country but worked mainly out of Los Angeles, Fort Myers and Orlando – where he was the choreographer for many dance conventions. He was the main choreographer and scout for national model and talent conventions. Tommy was also a part of many performance tours, working as a choreographer on the Nickelodeon, A Teens, 98 Degrees tours, and as a consultant choreographer for other major tours.
Tommy returned to Buffalo where he continued his dance career as a ballroom instructor. He earned Top World Instructor at Arthur Murray; Top NY Instructor each year he was at Fred Astaire as well as Top US Instructor at Fred Astaire in 2008. During this time, he competed professionally in American Rhythm.
Tommy’s first involvement with charity came when he taught a record of 214 dance lessons in a single week to raise funds for Carly’s Club – a foundation offering support to children diagnosed with cancer and their families. From that, he launched STORM, which held a series of dance-based events to raise money for charities including Variety Club, Alzheimer’s Association and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. He also started a dance program at the African Cultural Society, helping under-privileged children, and has worked with autistic children.